Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on Amnesty International and other human rights groups across the globe to intervene and save Nigeria from the activities of Boko Haram. This came as the Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Dr. Ola Makinde, said there was no basis for religious war in the country.
This call is coming as the association’s reaction to the shooting at Jakano, Borno State, where five Christian worshippers, including their pastor, were killed. The CAN noted that the sect was trying to topple the constitutional order and enthrone Islamic code in the country.
Meanwhile, CAN President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, who spoke in a statement on Monday, condemned the activities of the sect, urging security agencies to enhance their method of getting intelligence reports to fight against violence in the country. According to Oritsejafor, “These attacks on churches and killings of Christians are a clear deliberate act aimed at population cleansing, based on religion and ethnicity.
“I am uncomfortable with the blanket of silence and inaction by the governors of the affected states. I am calling on the governors of these states to, not only; condemn the killings of Christians going on in their states but also to take proactive actions that would protect Christians… I call on all amnesty, human rights, civil society groups and, indeed, the international community to take interest in this matter of attempts to deplete the population of Christians in Nigeria through the deployment of brutal and heinous means and also to note the abuses on Christians.