Buhari’s Silence On Southern Kaduna Genocide Worrisome – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigerian has condemned the killing of
Christians in Southern Kaduna describing it as ethnic and religious
cleansing by “Islamic fundamentalists disguising as Fulani herdsmen”,
with evil intention of wiping off non-Muslims.

While commending
President Muhammadu Buhari for his relentless war against the Boko Haram
terrorists since assumption of office, CAN however, said it was pained
by “his silence over the ongoing genocide in the last few weeks.”

General Secretary of CAN, Dr. Musa Asake, said Buhari’s silence over
the ongoing genocide in the last few weeks “speaks volume over perceived
official endorsement of the dastardly and ungodly acts.”

He said, “In view of the present predicament, the
President of CAN has directed that Sunday January 8 2017, should be
declared national day of mourning by Christians including those in

“We are to pray fervently for our Southern Kaduna
brothers and sisters who are victims of these wanton killings and also
for the peace of our dear country Nigeria. Therefore, all Christians are
to dress in mourning attire of black clothes or dresses in all our
church services on January 8 2017. We are to pray that God who delivered
the Jews from Haman should deliver Christians from Hamans in Nigeria.
An injustice to one is an injustice to all.”

CAN also called on
all Christians in Nigeria and on the global scene to speak against the
“ethnic and religious cleansing to wake up the Nigerian security
agencies from their deliberate slumber to carry out their

Asake said, “Though the church in Nigeria
since 2009 has been subjected to a systematic genocide and persecution
through the instrumentality of Islamic fundamentalists Boko Haram,
leading to the killing of thousands of Christians and destruction of
hundreds of churches, and over 50,000 houses, the current unprecedented
onslaught against Christians in Southern Kaduna by the Islamic
fundamentalists disguising as Fulani herdsmen under the watch of Kaduna
state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and President Muhammadu Buhari has
reached an alarming stage.