Killings: Buhari should change approach to security – CAN


Churches on Sunday, protested on major streets against the unending killings across the nation, especially in the northern parts.


Although the Federal Government has condemned the beheading of Michika Local Government CAN Chairman, Rev Andimi, Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) said the government has not done enough to protect Christians.


CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, while briefing newsmen in Abuja last week said the prayer walk was aimed at using prayers to curb the activities of terrorists and criminals who have been orchestrating killings across the country.


He also said the actions by the federal government had given such criminals the latitude to perpetrate crimes unchallenged.

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He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to overhaul the security apparatus to curb the killings.


Apart from the RCCG, First Baptist Church members also came out to protest against the killings.


Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), North Central, Rev. Israel Akanji, who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on the issue said President Muhammadu Buhari should change his approach to security.


Akanji said sacking the Service Chiefs was not the solution to the insecurity in the country, adding that he has confidence in the nation’s security operatives.

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These are people that are heroes, they have gone to other parts of the world to solve problems. They have fought in many countries.


I have believe in President Muhammadu Buhari that no country in Africa can defeat Nigeria. To me if Buhari says these killings should stop it will stop. I feel that he has to change his approach.


The RCCG and First Baptist Church members also protested Kuje, Gwagwalada and Wuse where the walk lasted for ten minutes.

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Special Assistant Media and Communications, to the CAN President, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, who is also a Pastor of First Baptist Church, Gwagwalada told The Nation that government should not rest on its oars on security.


The protests, in Abuja which was held under the watchful eyes of security personnel, was peaceful as the congregation carried placards decrying the worsening insecurity in the country. They also sang worship songs and prayed as they marched round the streets.



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