CAN, bishops urge action on killer herdsmen
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have urged President to stop act decisively on the continuous killings in Benue and other states.
The General Secretary of CAN, Dr. Musa Asake, said at a news conference in Abuja yesterday that the herder gunmen had legalized murder following the daily killings without being checked by the government whose primary responsibility is to protect the people. CAN told President Muhammadu Buhari that the development had revealed that the country’s security had been compromised.
He urged all Christian assemblies in and outside Nigeria to observe mourning and protest on Sunday, April 29, around their neighborhoodsagainst the killings and demand the immediate release of Leah Sharibu and the remaining girls from Chibok still in captivity.
He said the murderous herdsmen now enjoy unprecedented protection and favoritism to the extent that theytreat Nigeria as a conquered territory.
In a separate statement, the CBCN demanded President Muhammadu Buhari’s immediate resignation over the killings.
The statement signed by the president of the CBCN and Catholic Archbishop of Benin, Augustine Akubeze, said the bishops want Buhari to “stop presiding over the killing fields that Nigeria has become”.