CAN Summons Emergency Meeting Over Killings Of Christians In The North [CLICK]

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General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Musa Asake. (Photo Credit: Punch)
General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Musa Asake. (Photo Credit: Punch)

The spate of killings of Christians in the north has prompted the Christian Association of Nigeria to call an emergency meeting in Maiduguri, Borno State.

No fewer than eight persons were on Monday, 22, 2016 killed in Talata-Mafara community, Zamfara State when a mob set the house of a man ablaze for rescuing an undergraduate, who was accused of blasphemy.

Some unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen also killed one Luka Ubangari, a Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, in Unguwan Anjo, Kaduna State, barely a day after the Zamfara masaccre.

In an interview with Punch, the Northern CAN, said it summoned the emergency meeting expected to hold on Friday, August 26, 2016 to discuss the incidents and the failure of government to bring the perpetrators to book.

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The Borno State Chairman of CAN and spokesperson for the 19 northern states’ CAN chairmen, Bishop Abubakar Naga, said the failure of the government to punish the perpetrators would mean collaboration between government agencies and Islamic extremists.

Naga said: “Islamisation of Nigeria is not possible. Christians will never allow that, Nigeria is a secular country and no religion will dominate others.

“Christians have become targets of attacks. So, we are having an emergency meeting in Maiduguri on August 26.

“The government must take action and if it does not take any action, it means there is collaboration between the government and the perpetrators of the killings.”

Meanwhile, an Islamic organisation, Nasrul-Lahi-il Fathi, has condemned the killings.

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