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Published On: Mon, Apr 30th, 2018

Buhari acting complacent to Benue, Taraba killings – CAN

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By Albert Akota in Abuja

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of acting complacent to the killing in, Taraba, Benue state and other part of the country as well as poor security to Christians.
Addressing journalists at a press conference in Abuja over the weekend, CAN Secretary-General, Rev. Musa Asake said the President has been acting unworried and unmoved by the reign of terror in the country.
He specifically slammed President Buhari for not issuing a stern instruction to heads of security agencies to bring perpetrators of the bloody killings to book.
Asake also accused President Buhari of granting killer herdsmen undeserved protection and favouritism to the extent that the herdsmen treat Nigeria as a conquered territory.

His words: “The sad angle to the bloodbaths in the country is that the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, is not giving majority of Nigerians an impression of being deeply touched by the turn of events. He has been acting complacent and indeed unmoved by the reign of terror that his administration has permitted since the past three years of being President.
“Most painfully, the President seems to depend on his media aides to make responses, which often times had no bite on widespread bloodletting across the federation, most especially in the Middle Belt part of the country.
“War seems to be looming in Nigeria while the aggressors are no other than misguided individuals who had been armed to provoke different communities into needless battles. Yet, President Buhari, who was popularly elected in 2015 has not seen the need and urgency to issue a presidential order on the need to halt the killings and with stern instruction to heads of security operatives to bring perpetrators to book.
“The dark age that has come with the administration of President Buhari in Nigeria is giving Christians in this country a huge concern. The development is making religious leaders to shudder and ask where the interest of the President lies”.

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