Northern CAN leaders meet Buhari, call for end to killings

Posted by News Express | 6 July 2018 | 967 times

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•President Buhari and the visiting Northern CAN leaders

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the north have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to bring an end to the killings across the country.

The association made the call when its leaders in 19 Northern states and Abuja met with the president at the State House on Thursday.

The Leader of the delegation, (Reverend) Yakubu Pam, said all those involved in the senseless killings of innocent Nigerians must be brought to justice irrespective of religion or ethnicity.

He also said CAN is eager to see what actions the president will take to end the menace.

Also present at the meeting were the SGF and the governor of Plateau State, Mr Simon Lalong.

Meanwhile, the leadership of the Association has declared a three-day prayer and fasting against the unwarranted killings in the nation.

CAN made this known on Thursday, in a statement signed by Adebayo Oladeji, the Special Assistant, (Media & Communications) to Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle.

Security Shake-Up

Since a wave of killings took the country by storm, throwing families into mourning and displacing Nigerians, there have been calls on President to shake up the country’s security set up.

There have also been calls for the removal of the security chiefs, especially the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris.

In February, the Senate had called for the removal of Mr Idris over the increased violence and killings across the country, especially in Benue State.

The calls for his removal followed reports that he had failed to comply with the President’s directive to relocate to the state, days after suspected herdsmen struck and killed 73 people.

Also, the security agencies have been accused of complicity in the killings with former Minister of Defence Lt General Theophilus Danjuma accusing the military of colluding with killer herdsmen.

President Buhari has, however, retained all the security chiefs and the heads of other security agencies.

In reaction to the reports that the IGP had failed to comply with his orders, he confessed that he did not know the IGP had “disobeyed” the order.

He added that as a loyal leader, he would engage the IGP for inquiries explaining that he was loyal to those under him, whether or not they were loyal to him. (Channels TV)

Source: News Express

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