As Christians in Nasarawa state, celebrate the New Year yesterday , there was tight security in churches in Lafia, the state capital and other parts of the state.
Our correspondent who were in Churches like Saint Williams Cathedral, First Zion Baptist, Glory Land, St James Anglican, ERCC central and other churches in the state capital, reported that security agents were on hand.
The Bishop of Lafia diocese, Most Rev. Dr Ishaya Mathew Audu, in his New Year message to the congregation, decried the poor leadership in the country even as he called for moral rectitude and attitudinal changes, to move the country forward.
Bishop Audu, who called for mutual understanding between the adherents of the two major religions in the country, opined that without peace, people will not be able to practice their faith and worship freely.
The cleric, who also called for spiritual revolution among Nigerians, especially Christians, in the New Year, said the call is very imperative at this trying moments of the country.
On the security challenges in the country, the Bishop who lamented the spate of bombings in some parts of the country, hailed President Jonathan, for taking a decisive measures of declaring a state of emergency in some places he described as flash points.