The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Kaduna State has reacted over the Sunday suicide bombings in the state.
The association faulted reaction of the Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as political and deviating from the reality of Boko Haram’s insurgency against Christians in the country. It added that Tambuwal was more concerned of reprisal than the factors that precipitated the attacks, which CAN describes as unfortunate and clarion call on government to wake and end the attacks against Christians and their Churches.
The statement signed by its chairman Rev. Samuel Kujiyat said that “Though, the suicide bombings unexpectedly, provoked dangerous angry protests by youths in Kaduna South and environs, resulting in some people sadly taking the laws into their hands and bringing about deaths, injuries and destruction of properties and vehicles of innocent people. It is regrettable and condemnable in all sense, but that reaction of Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, appears to be diversionary and political. He tends to be only concern with reprisal attack than bothering of those killed and injured in the attacks against Churches and Christians. It is unfortunate and demeaning to his office as a leader in the country to think in this way and manner”
It further charged the Nigerian Army authorities to carry out investigation on a soldier who allegedly killed two persons in Kaduna, “Let there be investigation because it is clear the soldier was just shooting people. And many of the casualties were even shot to deaths by soldiers and police.”
It further appealed for calm and peace, saying, “CAN Kaduna State Chapter wishes to appeal to all and sundry in Kaduna State to remain calm and cooperate with the Government to bring things under full normalcy in order to confront the bigger further threat of Boko Haram in other guise. CAN was reliably informed that some Security Agencies’ outfit, attacked and killed some youths at Maraban Rido and other locations in Kaduna and environs, but were arrested and disarmed and now under detention. Meanwhile, CAN, Kaduna State Chapter will shortly convene a meeting of its leadership, and with Government, as well as with the leadership of the Kaduna State Chapter of Jama’atul Nasir Islam JNI and the outcomes of these meetings will be made known in due course.”