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CAN, Sultan decry worsening state of insecurity - SOKOTO TRAGEDY


DISTURBED by the rising wave of killings in the country, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN; and the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu   Sa’ad Abubakar 111, yesterday, lamented that Nigerians were now being killed like chickens.

They also urged the Federal Government to do more to halt the deadly trend beyond condemning the killings.

CAN and JNI spoke on a day bandits killed 16 persons in a mosque in Niger State.

Condemning the murder of 23 innocent travellers by terrorists  in Sokoto State and many other attacks on citizens by criminals, CAN said the killings had further shown how human life  was cheaper than that of chickens today in Nigeria.

In a statement, Rev John Joseph Hayab, Vice Chairman, CAN of the 19 Northern states and Abuja, said the religious body was concerned that  “the terrorists  have taken their crime against Nigerians too far” and called on the Federal Government and governors in the Northern states, especially in the  North- West, to take strong measures to stop this evil permanently.”

He continued: “How can people be productive when they are living in perpetual fear of terrorists in their homes and everywhere they go? Security of lives and property is a serious government business but what we are seeing  today is how some of our leaders are playing politics with a serious matter that has almost destroyed the peace, joy and hope of the citizens.

“CAN is appealing to security agencies to stop the unhealthy competition among them and work together in unity for the common good of all Nigerians. Our security agencies have all it will take to defeat these terrorists.”

Source: Vanguard News Nigeria

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