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CAN Calls Emergency Meeting Over Killings

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An emergency meeting has been called by authorities of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the north to address the recent killing of Christians in the region.

On Monday, eight Christians were feared dead in Talata-Mafara community in Zamfara State when a mob set the house of a man ablaze for rescuing an undergraduate, who was accused of blasphemy by some Islamic radicals.

CAN accused the government for failing to stop attacks on its members, which it said was becoming rampant.

Some days ago, a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Luka Ubangari, was killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Unguwan Anjo, Kaduna State.

A similar incident also happened to an RCCG female evangelist in Abuja, same with a Christian woman beheaded in Kano.

The Borno State Chairman of CAN and spokesperson for the 19 northern states’ CAN chairmen, Bishop Abubakar Naga, told Punch that Christians would resist any plan to Islamise the country under any guise.

“Islamisation of Nigeria is not possible. Christians will never allow that, Nigeria is a secular country and no religion will dominate others.

“Christians have become targets of attacks. So, we are having an emergency meeting in Maiduguri on August 26.

“The government must take action and if it does not take any action, it means there is collaboration between the government and the perpetrators of the killings,” he said.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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