RAVAGING HERDSMEN: CAN Calls For Nationwide Protest On April 29
The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked Christians in the country to join a nationwide protest scheduled to hold on Sunday April 29th.
In a statement released by the media aide to the CAN president, the planned protest is to register its displeasure at the Federal government's inability to end killings in different parts of Nigeria, particularly in Benue, Plateau, Taraba and Nasarawa states.
The president of CAN, Rev. Samson Olasupo,said in the statement;
"Christians are to carry placards with different inscriptions meant to address issues about sustained killings, attacks and destruction of their property in Nigeria.
"The inscriptions on placards could possibly read thus, ‘Enough of bloodshed and unlawful killings in Nigeria’; ‘FG release Leah Sharibu from the bondage’; ‘Stop herdsmen killings’; and several other inscriptions that could reawaken the consciousness of the political leaders.”
The group reminded the government of its oath of office and constitutional responsibility to protect citizens.
Between Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday April 25, a total off 32 people were killed in Benue state.
The first attack was at dawn during a Catholic mass; the second during a burial.The number of people killed was made known by the Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni.