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The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF), a body affiliated to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said there is no iota of truth in the allegation by the Iranian government that it is conspiring with the Nigerian Army to fight the Shiites Movement in the northern part of Nigeria.
In a statement made available to THISDAY, and signed by the Chairman, Solomon Asemota, SAN, the group urged the federal government not to allow the crisis to degenerate.
The group said: “The National Christian Elders Forum wishes to express grave regret and great sadness at the recurring decimal of violence and destruction that seem to, presently, define the northern region of Nigeria. Rather than diminish, this cycle of violence and destruction escalates and expresses itself in differing modes and formats.
“The National Christian Elders Forum commiserates with the governments, the people of northern Nigeria, and in particular the surviving victims and families that have been affected in the various orgies of violence and destruction that have afflicted Nigeria in general and northern Nigeria in particular.”
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