Buhari And El-Rufai Are Not Doing Enough To Curb Herdsmen From Killing Christians - CAN

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev. Samson Supo Ayokunle has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, and the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to do more in halting the killings of Christians by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Kaduna.

He explained that CAN’s call for government’s intervention in the killings was borne out of human sympathy, stressing that there was no political or religious sentiment attached to it.

Addressing reporters, the CAN President urged the government to wake up to its responsibility of ensuring the security of the citizenry.

According to Ayokunle, “Many of them can no longer live in their communities, 32 people were recently given mass burial. Whoever is killed, whether Christian or Muslim, deserve not to be killed in this country.

“Is this not Boko Haram in another colour? I want to plead with the government, this is a moment of truth. It is not about politics, religion or ethnicity. It is about the value that is attached to life.

“To keep Nigeria as one is first the task of government before it becomes the task of the citizens. Ethnic and religious cleansing should stop henceforth. Every systematic killing should stop.

“We know the President is trying but that is not enough. You have to do more to save these innocent lives. We are appealing to the federal government and Governor El-Rufai, the inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris to do their work and let us see and not rhetoric.

“Killings in those communities have continued up till now. Let us not forget that an invitation to aggression depends on the degree of frustration.”

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