The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in 19 Northern States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have made clear in its position while condemning the continuous killings of Christians in the North, demanding for a Sovereign National Conference as soon as possible
In a statement issued in reaction to last Sunday’s massacre of over 60 people, including a serving Senator and a member of the Plateau State House of Assembly in Barkin Ladi Local Government, CAN said: “Those people who want to live by the swords and bombs can have their own country and kill themselves. Those who want to live in peace and catch up with development that is going on in some other parts of the world can have their country and make progress”.
The statement signed by CAN’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday Oibe reads: “We Christians in Northern Nigeria are calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to demonstrate enough political will to bring an end to the activities of terrorist groups in the north”.
In a recent statement allegedly released by the Boko Haram the sect has claimed responsibility for the most recent attacks in the North Central state of Plateau which has left over one hundred people dead.