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CAN accuses perpetrators of trying to eliminate Kaduna Christians

Worried by the spate of killings of Christians in Southern Kaduna, the President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Sampson Ayokunle, has likened it to “religious cleansing”.
Speaking recently at the 50th anniversary of the Ajayi Dahunsi Memorial Baptist Church, Lagos, the CAN helmsman lamented that 102 villagers in Godogodo and Gidan Waya communities in Jema’a local government area in Kaduna State have been killed by herdsmen.
Justifying his conclusion that it amounted to ethnic and religious cleansing, Rev. Ayokunle argued, “the people of Godogodo and Gidan Waya are predominantly Christians while the herdsmen are predominantly Muslims”.
He, therefore, called on President Buhari and Governor El Rutai of Kaduna State to put more efforts to secure the lives and properties in the Northern part of the country, especially in Kaduna State.
“The most disturbing thing is that these herdsmen are carrying guns and nobody is arresting them. Rev. Ayokunle, however, urged Nigerians to shun ethnicity, religious intolerance and to embrace love, assuring that the economic difficulties Nigerians are currently passing through would soon come to an end.

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