I graduated from the All Nations for Christ Bible College of the late renowned cleric, Archbishop Benson Idahosa, and then worked with COCIN
for 11 years.
On the killing of General Idris Alkali, COCIN
president enjoined the police to conduct a thorough, honest and transparent investigation to fish out the real criminals and make them face the full wrath of the law adding that the harassment of the whole communities, including people passing through the communities violated international best practices and conventional acceptable rules of engagement.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after attending 95th General Church Council of the Church of Christ in All Nations (COCIN) in Jos, Plateau, the Minister of Sport said other zones in the country have agenda of what they want adding that the North Central has refused to come up with their position on salient national issues bordering on survival and wellbeing of the zone .
In his address, the President of Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) Reverend Dachollom Datiri enjoined the government to ensure that the Internal Displaced Persons at various camps return to their ancestral home and as well provide security for them.
Receiving leaders of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) Tuesday, at State House, led by Rev Dr Dachollom Datiri, he urged religious, community and traditional leaders to do more in promoting peaceful co-existence among Nigerians at different walks of life.
A statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), quoted the President as saying: 'As an organised institution (COCIN), I have no reason to doubt your report on the atrocities being committed in your communities including the killing of Idris Alkali, a retired Major-General, the dumping of his car into a pond and the body of the deceased thrown into a disused well.
The leaders of the IDPs made the appeal on Monday in Jos when a group of Medical Laboratory Scientists, under the auspices of G50, donated some relief items at the Geo-Science IDPs camp and the COCIN
IDPs camp at Heipang in Jos South Local Government Area.
Present at that meeting were 33 church leaders from 13 denominations, namely: Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Baptists, Methodists, the African Church, Presbyterians, the Salvation Army, the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN), the Apostolic Church, United African Methodists (UAMC), the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA), the Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN
), and the HEKAN churches.