Also, we are worried of the attacks in Guma and Logo Local Government areas of Benue State where over 50 people were murdered in cold blood on the same New Year day.”

As declared by the Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Northern Nigeria, Rev. Yakubu Pam, who issued a press statement in Jos yesterday, calling on the Federal Government to investigate the killings in Kaduna and Benue states on New Year day.


According to him: “The attacks on Gwantu, Headquarters of Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State where the chairman of the traditional council, Dr. Gambo Makama alongside his wife and two other youths were gruesomely murdered on New Year day is condemnable and worrisome.

“CAN is not only condemning in stronger terms these mayhem and carnage but is calling for the immediate arrests and prosecution of all perpetrators of these heinous crimes without let.

“We are worried that the reluctance of the government in the poor handling of security is causing more harm than good. We are aware that if proactive measures are taken by the government where culprits are caught and disciplined, crimes in the society wouldhave been stamped out.”

“As we are assuring government of the church support, the church demands state protection for our members nation-wide to stop the unchecked killings mixed in different reactions. ”