Army warns religious leaders against inciting sermons

The General Officer Commanding 3 Division of the Nigerian Army and Commander, Operation Safe Haven, (OPSH), Major-General AE Abubakar has warned religious leaders in Plateau State to refrain from making inciting sermons.

He warned that any religious leader found wanting would be held responsible.

Plateau State has suffered a series of ethno-religious violence, leading to the loss of hundreds of lives.

Major-General Abubakar, while addressing the religious leaders on Saturday during a symposium at the 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Rukuba Barrack, Jos, explained that the aim of organising the event was to foster greater understanding and collaboration between security agencies and religious leaders.

In a remark, Rev Father Boniface Nkum stressed that, “all communities must educate their clergymen on the need for religious harmony and tolerance for other faiths and the need for them to keep their sermon within the realm of moderation and modesty.”

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