A Catholic Cardinal, John Onaiyekan, and other Christian clerics have expressed concern over insecurity in the country, urging political office holders to assist government to tackle the menace.
Mr Onaiyekan, who gave the charge during a special thanksgiving programme organised by the Dominion Chapel International Church, on Monday in Abuja, urged politicians to always fulfill their campaign promises.
He stressed that many Nigerian politicians had failed in their responsibilities to the people.
He appealed to them to make the welfare of citizens their priority and protect the sovereignty of the country.
He also urged them to ensure transparency and even distribution of resources as well as embrace federal character in all appointments for justice, fairness and peace.
Mr Onaiyekan, the emeritus Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Diocese, also appealed to religious leaders to lead by example and avoid utterances that could overheat the polity.
He stressed the need for Christians to be the light in all spheres and continue to pray for peace and unity in the country.
The General Overseer, Dominion Chapel International Church, Praise Daniel, commended the role of Church leaders in promoting peaceful coexistence.
Mr Daniel urged the Federal Government to check the spate of insecurity threatening the sovereignty of the country.