Northern Christians urge Buhari to probe killings

Written by on October 31, 2018

Congress of Northern Nigeria Christians (CNNC) has urged the Federal Government to constitute a probe panel to investigate the recent Kaduna crises, discover the cause, the perpetrators and ensure peace.

Speaking through its Media and Publicity Secretary Larry Joseph Yammai, the Christian body noted that the panel of inquiry will ensure that the crises do not spill to other parts of the state and other states.

It also called for a commission to resettle those displaced from their homes to enable them go back and live their normal lives.

The umbrella body of Christians in the 19 Northern states and the FCT, lamented the killing of Agom Adara by his kidnappers.

“CNNC is saddened by the gruesome murder of the Agom Adara, Dr Maiwada Galadima (JP). This reprehensible act that should have no place in today’s Nigeria, appears to be a recurrent decimal within communities of our members. We recall that Etum Numana, Malam Gambo Makama and his expectant wife were also killed on January 1.

The statement said: “We are seriously concerned at the disgraceful security situation in Kaduna state that has claimed over 100 lives and destroyed unquantifiable properties this October. The situation has been clearly exacerbated by the lack of unbiased leadership in the state which has further alienated the citizens along religious fault lines.

“CNNC notes with grave concern the rapid deterioration of the security situation across the nation particularly in the Northeast. Boko Haram is reported to be resisting and overrunning the Nigerian Army, even with the recent attack on the 145 Battalion in Gashigar, Borno state. Whether the military is motivated and has enough and requisite equipment to execute this war is a matter of conjecture.

“One, that they are not being reunited with their lands and so cannot engage in farming – their only way of survival. Consequently, there shall be massive food shortages with the government taking no visible steps to plug this anomaly.

“Secondly, these farmers shall be disenfranchised with the 2019 elections. It is in this light that CNNC once again calls upon President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency constitute a high-powered commission to resettle these displaced citizens in their lands and communities and give them the adequate security they deserve as Nigerians and allow them to continue to live and function as such.”

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