HURIWA to DSS: Stop Persecution of Christian Leaders

Non-Governmental organisation, Human Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has asked the Department of State Services under the leadership of Alhaji Lawal Musa Daura to halt the harassment of Christian leaders by its operatives.

In a statement, the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf condemned as “selective persecution and harassment”, the recent interrogation of National leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria over a global campaigns to attract funds to rebuild churches destroyed by Boko haram terrorists in North East. 

DSS Quizzes Ex-CBN Dept Gov, CAN Leaders on B’Haram Video

Four key members of the organisation’s BoT, who are also leaders of National Christian Elders Forum, were quizzed for four hours on Tuesday evening at the DSS headquarters in Abuja, following a video by CAN Trust Fund soliciting funds for CAN to rebuild churches destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East.

Among those that were interrogated by the DSS were a former Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro (retd.), representing   TEKAN/ECWA bloc of CAN; a retired High Court Judge, Justice Kalajine Anigbogu, representing the Christian Council of Nigeria bloc; Mrs. Osaretin Demuren, representing the Organisation of African Instituted Churches and a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Tunde Lemo, representing the Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria.

Hold El-rufai Responsible for the Killings in Goska Village, Jema'a LG, Kaduna State

PRESS STATEMENT

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Southern Kaduna Peoples' Union (SOKAPU)

26th Dec. 2016

 

Once again the Southern Kaduna Peoples' Union (SOKAPU) has had to painfully send out condolences to the murdered people of Goska village in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Ironically, on a day that our people ought to be joyously celebrating the Christmas festivities, was the day they were reduced to burying their loved ones, treating the wounded in hospitals and coping with a fresh batch of internally displaced people of Goska village whose houses were burnt down. 

Nigerian churches criticized for not helping persecuted North

Baroness Cox: there's 'a disconnect at every level' betweensouthern and northern Nigerian churches 

Baroness Cox: there's 'a disconnect at every level' between southern and northern Nigerian churches

World Watch Monitor

Christians in the south of Nigeria are failing to help their persecuted compatriots in the north, according to a veteran humanitarian campaigner.

CAN opens up on El-Rufai controversial bill: Our position not changed – Secretary

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Kaduna State chapter, has opened up on the Court case between Governor Nasir El-Rufai and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, (PFN) Church, on the controversial executive bill before Kaduna State House of Assembly, saying, its position is neither hidden nor changed. 

Kano Blasphemy Killling: Prosecute Killers or be Blacklisted Abroad - Human Rights group warns Ganduje

A pro-democracy and non-governmental organization, the Human Rights Writers
Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, on Thursday handed a 74-hour ultimatum to the Kano State government to reopen the prosecution of the five suspects linked to the killing of the 74-year old Igbo woman in Kano, Mrs. Bridget Agbagheme.

PRESS RELEASE: CONTINOUS SOUTHERN KADUNA KILLNGS

CAN Declares Jan. 8 2017, National Day of Mourning …Over Southern Kaduna Killings         

              To:  All Christians in Nigeria and Diaspora. 

Gentlemen of the Press,

I bring you greetings in the precious name of our Redeemer and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen. I have been directed by the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo A Ayokunle to bring to your attention the on-going ethnic/religious cleansing of Nigerian Christians in general and those of southern Kaduna in particular in the last few weeks. 

Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 15 in Kaduna

About 15 persons have been reportedly killed, while several others sustained various degrees of injuries during a fresh attack by terrorists in Ungwan Rana, Gadani village, Gwagwada District of Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.

Conscience Triumph reports that the communities under Gwagwada District had recently faced sporadic attacks by terrorists suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

Genocide in Southern Kaduna: Senator La’ah Indicts El-Rufai

The Senator representing Southern Kaduna district, Senator Danjuma Tella La’ah, of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, recently released a press statement where he indicted Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state of being responsible for the genocide against the natives of his constituency. He also labeled El-Rufai an accomplice supporting his Fulani brothers to carry out jihad on Southern Kaduna people, among other revelations. Excerpts:

Kaduna Youths Group Calls For El-Rufai’s Impeachment Over Money Paid To Fulani Herdsmen

Youth groups, known as Netzit Patriotic Front, has expressed serious concern over media report that Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai of Kaduna state single-handedly paid Fulani herdsmen a huge sum of money to ‘stop’ killings in Southern Kaduna, describing him as unfit to rule the state.

The Front group said, “following the ‘revelation,’ they concluded that the governor is not fit to govern Kaduna State,” even as Youth Wings of Christian Association of Nigeria, YOWCAN, also joined suit in the same propagation.

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