Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in the 19 northern states and the Federal Capital territory, FCT, Rev Yakubu Pam, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and governors in the north to put in place adequate security measures to curb the killings and attacks on Christians, especially in Kano and Niger States.
‪Pam, in a press statement made available to journalists at the weekend in Jos, the Plateau State capital, said it is unacceptable for a group of people under the guise of defending their religion to hack a woman, Mrs Bridget Agabahime, to death in Kano.
‪He challenged northern governors to brace up to their responsibilities as chief security officers and provide adequate security measures for Christians in their states, insisting that every Nigerian has the right to live in any state of the federation and carry out their businesses lawfully without anyone causing them harm.‬‪
‪He described the recent incidents in Kano and Niger States as regrettable and uncivilised which should not be tolerated by people of goodwill.‬‪
‬‪According to him, perpetrators of these evil acts must be made to face the full wrath of the law to serve as a deterrent to others who might be nursing such ugly ambition.‬
‪‪According to him, this period calls for prayers and understanding among the diverse people of this country for peace to reign in Nigeria.‬
‪Pam commended the federal government for accepting to go into dialogue with the Niger Delta Avengers in a bid to give peace a chance in that region, stressing that through dialogue most of the crisis rocking different parts of the country would be resolved.‬
‪On the state of affairs in the North-East, CAN called on security agencies to intensify efforts to bring to an end the activities of Boko Haram in the affected states so that displaced persons from Borno, Yobe and Adamawa can return to their homes.

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