By Golok Nanmwa, Jos
Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev Yakubu Pam, at the weekend visited communities in Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau State where over 150 persons were killed by terrorists recently.
Rev. Pam while condoling with the community, said he was pained by the unprovoked killings of the good people of Kanam by those he called the ” evil men” and described Kanam as a very peaceful place, blessed with hardworking and peace loving people.
He condoled with the Emir of Kanam, Alhaji Muazu Muhammadu and people of the area over the unfortunate incident and urged the security agencies to bring the perpetrators to book.
Pam further said that the recent attack and killings in Kanam is a trying time for the Emir and his subjects and urged him to be strong and undaunted because trials are meant to strengthen people and move them to the next level.
He called on the Federal Government and the Plateau state Government to come to the aid of the Kanam people, stating that the Kanam people need help at this trying time.
Rev Pam explained that the insecurity problem in the area cannot be handled by the Emir alone, saying, ”you alone cannot do it, you need the intervention of both the Federal and Plateau state government in resolving this issue”, he said.
The Emir of Kanam, Alhaji Muazu Muhammadu who spoke earlier said the visit of the Executive Secretary had given them so much hope and encouragement.
He reaffirmed that as a spiritual father that he was confident that his visit and his prayers would bring comfort to his people.
The Emir further disclosed that the communities where the killings took place have a large concentration of abundant natural resources with high mining activities which attracted the unknown assailants.
He said that the communities are border towns and share boundaries with Bauchi.