Wednesday, 17 January 2018

“Your Defective Response To Killings By Herdsmen Wasted Huge Public Approval That Helped You To Gain Power” CAN Tells Buhari

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“President Buhari Should Overhaul The National security council with a view to sharing its Membership equally between Christian and Muslims”

This was the message of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on the spate of killings that has left over seventy-three people dead and many injured.

It sought the designation of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) as a terrorist organisation and called for the arrest of its leaders.
Briefing journalists in Abuja, CAN National General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Musa Asake, accused Buhari of creating the impression that he was in power to serve only the interests of his Fulani ethnic group.
He claimed the president was undemocratic, had no respect for human rights and the rule of law, and was adopting a Sharia ideology.
Asake regretted that the president had also failed to protect Nigerians by willfully permitting herdsmen to kill, destroy communities and turn the entire Middle Belt into a killing field while enjoying government’s protection from counter-attack, arrest or prosecution.
“The murderous Fulani herdsmen have enjoyed unprecedented protection and favour to the extent they have begun to treat Nigeria as a conquered territory. And rather than prosecute them, the security forces, usually manned by Muslims from the North, offer them protection, he said.
According to him, instead of bringing the leadership of Miyetti Allah to book for being the masterminds of the genocide, top functionaries of the government are advocating grazing colonies, with a view to granting them free land and support.

“By failing to curb the attacks of the Fulani herdsmen, President Buhari has failed to uphold Section 14, Para. 2 (b) of the Constitution that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government.

“The Christian Association of Nigeria has reviewed the catalogue of horrendous and inhuman attacks on several states and mostly Benue State from 2013 to 2018. The impression has now been firmly established that the Islamists of the North have ‘legalised jihad’ in Nigeria,” Asake said

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