BENUE

Benue State Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Reverend Akpen Leva, has said that herdsmen incursions in the state has led to the destruction of more than five hundred churches in parts of the state.

Reverend Leva, who spoke in Makurdi, said the destruction which cuts across Catholic, Pentecostal, Anglican and several other churches located in different areas had displaced most worshippers of the affected churches.

The cleric noted that aside churches, missionary schools located within the affected churches, pastoral centers and homes, clinics and rehabilitation homes were also lost to the crisis.

He called on Federal Government and sister-security agencies to stop herdsmen from further incursions into Benue communities and consider availing these churches some form of compensation in order to start up rebuilding of the affected structures and also effect repairs on others.


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