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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, Friday said the state government will not concede any part of its lands for establishment of grazing reserve for herdsmen in the state.
Ortom made this known during the handing-over and inauguration of Daudu Shelter Project for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Guma Local Government Area of the state.
A Church, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has instituted a case before Justice Hajara Gwadah of Kaduna State High Court against Governor Nasir El-Rufai and two others asking the court to declare as null and void a controversial executive bill before Kaduna state House of Assembly, KDHA, which sought to strengthens a moribund 1984 Kaduna State law that regulates preaching in the state.