The speaker of the Taraba State house of assembly, Joseph Kunimi, has urged residents to pray for peace and security in the country as they celebrate Easter.
The speaker made the call on Saturday in his Easter message to residents of the state.
According to Kunimi, “The world is becoming a nightmare. Daily, we are confronted with gruesome acts of violence, criminality, man’s inhumanity to man, and a growing level of insecurity.
“This is a global reality. This is a national reality. This is our reality in Taraba. And so we must all turn to God, especially at this holy season, and pray for peace.
“And while we pray, it is incumbent on us all to also work towards achieving peace because prayer without works is vain.
“We have to give the government a chance to bring about the much needed development but this can only be achieved in a secured atmosphere of peace and harmony.
“It is our collective responsibility and we have to put all hands on deck to achieve this.