The apparent silence on the part of authorities over the killing of 13 factory workers purportedly identified as Christians at Sheka, Sharada Phase III in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano state by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists, has drawn the ire of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN.The chairman of CAN in Kano state, Bishop Ransom Bello of the Calvary Life Assembly said the gunmen stormed the residence of the factory workers at the weekend and killed all the men; sparing the women and children.
Reports say on that fateful day at about 7pm, while some Muslim faithful were conducting their prayer close to the affected compound, the attackers came and demanded to know why the residents were not part of the 7pm Muslim prayer.
The workers then responded that they were not Muslims and so could not be part of the gathering. They were then shot dead by the suspected terrorists on the spot after ordering the women and children into their homes.
Lamenting government’s non-challant attitude on the matter, Bello said, “government should show more concern, like it has always done when Muslims are affected; I have not seen that in the case of Christians—that 13 Christians were killed in one straight attack and nothing is heard from the government reflects selective justice because we are aware of compensation paid to Muslim families in situations of this nature.”
Kano state Commissioner of Police, Musa Daura who confirmed the incident, said that a special investigation team has already been dispatched to fish out the killers of the 13 men.
Daura further described the incident as unfortunate, embarrassing and barbaric.