Zamfara Killing: Our Faith in FG, Security Agencies Waning – Christian Youths


Paul Obi in Abuja

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Youth Wing on Thursday said its faith in the federal government and its security agencies providing protection and security is waning, warning that it portends grave danger to Nigeria.

Speaking against the backdrop of the incessant killings of Christians in northern Nigeria as witnessed on Monday, 21st August, 2016 at Talata Mafara in Zamfara State over an alleged blasphemy by a student, the youth group said the killing has again confirmed our fears over the insecurity of Christians in Nigeria.

In a statement, President of the CAN Youth Wing, Daniel Kadzai, said: “The constant killing of Christians either by Muslim terrorist, Fulani herdsmen or Muslim groups under slight provocation is no longer acceptable to Christian Youths and Christians in Nigeria. Our restrain despite several provocations should not be taken for granted.

“While appreciating the effort of the good Muslim who tried saving one of the victims, we call on all peace loving Muslims to protect Christians as ours is to promote love by loving our neighbours, (Mark 12:31) as well as love those who hate us (Matthew 5:44).

“Our faith in the security organizations to protect Nigerians is fast waning. We demand that the Federal Government directs its security operatives to arrest and prosecute all those involved in the heinous crimes of attacks against Christians.

“Also, we cannot accept the situation where the crime that followed a sequence or well orchestrated can be termed a mob action simply to cover up perpetrators.”