CAN says self-help might be the alternative as government fails to protect the people of Southern Kaduna; berates Presidency

Rev. Samson Ayokunle, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Tuesday in its reaction to the increasing killings of the people of Southern Kaduna warned that self-help might be an alternative.

Rev. Samson Ayokunle, the President of CAN, in a statement titled ‘CAN calls for genuine intervention in the continuous murder in Southern Kaduna and other states in the North,’ released by his aide on Media and Communications, Adebayo Oladeji, said; “There is no doubt that the victims of these incessant assaults are indigenes of Kaduna State who are mostly Christians. Why is it the predominant Christian Southern Kaduna all the time? Don’t we have Northern Kaduna?

“We have no other people to look up to for security than those of you in government. That was one of the reasons we put you there for all of us.

“People should not be allowed to resort to self- help, but if this situation is not addressed, self- help might be the alternative because nobody would keep on watching for these nuisances to continue to be on the prowl and snuff life out of him or her.”

The CAN Chairman noted that despite assurances by the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, to bring the perpetrators to the massacre to justice, the killing continues with nobody apprehended.

He also noted that “the state and security agencies involved in the maintenance of law and order have yet to fulfil their pledge.

Ayokunle also urged the government to also address the killings and ethnic wars in Taraba State, herdsmen attacks in Benue State and banditry activities in the North-West.

Rev. Ayokunle also berated the Presidency for describing the gruesome never-ending killings in Southern Kaduna as politically motivated.

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