Killings: Northern pastors want life insurance

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A cross-section of Christian clerics in Middle Belt have reportedly declared their interests in procuring life insurance policies on account of incessant killings in the area allegedly by militia Fulani men which has depleted their ranks.

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Not few Christian leaders’ lives had been lost to the insurgency with some killed inside churches alongside worshippers, a situation Punch said has left several pastors based in the area living in fear and asking for special insurance beyond God against the horror.

“God has called us to do his work and we are convinced that as Methodist ministers, God is doing everything to ensure that our lives, family members and property are safe. We know God is our insurance, but the church needs to insure us, particularly now because of the killings by herdsmen in our state.

“Day after day, people are being killed; and worst of all, the Federal Government that is supposed to ensure the safety of lives and property of its citizenry, is doing little or nothing at all to bring these killings under control,” the paper quoted Presbyter of Methodist Church Nigeria, Makurdi Circuit, Benue State, Very Reverend Ochoche John-Friday as saying.

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