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.

No Land For Cattle Grazing Reserve In Benue – Gov Ortom

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.

Over N3m church property burnt, girls raped, abducted in Godogodo Fulani Attacks – ECWA Leaders

Leadership of Evangelical Church Winning All, otherwise known as ECWA, Wednesday said property worth over N3.1 millions were destroyed in the wake of the recent unrestrained attacks carried out by the Fulani in Godogodo chiefdom in Southern part of Kaduna state. 

Boko Haram Insurgency: More Than 230,000 Nigerians Still Refugees In Cameroon, Niger, Chad – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has on Monday revealed that, no fewer than 230,000 Nigerians, who fled their communities in the North-eastern part of the country (Yobe, Maiduguri, and Adamawa), as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency are still refugees in Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

PFN Drags El-Rufai To Court Over Anti-Preaching Bill

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.

Fresh Attacks In Southern Kaduna: Many Feared Killed As Students Flee; College Of Education Shut Down

Many have been allegedly killed, while students of students of College of Education, Gidan Waya in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna State fled in numbers, following renewed attacks launched against the people of Southern Kaduna by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Thursday.

An eyewitness account said that many of the students, who ran away for their lives into the bush, were yet to be seen by their parents, while some spent nights hiding in the bush.

Court discharges suspected killers of Christian woman in Kano over blasphemy

Five suspects, who were remanded in prison custody over the killing of one Mrs. Bridget Agbaheme, a trader in Kano State, for alleged blasphemy, have been discharged.

It would be recalled that the 74-year old Bridget Agbaheme was allegedly killed by the suspects on June 2, 2016, in Kano.


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