CAN Blasts El-Rufai over ‘demonic’ money for Killings ceasefire

by on December 8, 2016
The Christian Associa­tion of Nigeria, CAN, Kaduna State chap­ter, has condemned in strong terms the action of the Ka­duna State governor, Malam Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai for offering money to Fulani herdsmen for a ceasefire in the southern part of the state.
Rising from its coun­cil meeting in Kaduna, CAN State Chairman, Bish­op George Jonathan Dodo, asked whether the money of­fered to herdsmen was a re­ward for destroying lives and properties.
He wondered why govern­ment should stoop so low as to beg the herdsmen to dis­continue their actions.
Dodo said, “If it is true that the government was able to identify those responsible for the actions and even offered them money for a ceasefire, what will happen after the herdsmen finish the money and run out of funds.
“How much has the gov­ernment given to the people who are displaced to re-enable them re-build their houses that were destroyed, and treat the injured in hospitals so that they can come back?”
He said the governor had the responsibility to investi­gate “the source of these am­munitions, who are these peo­ple, where are they from, their identities and their mission.”
He said CAN as a body was worried over the killings and burning of residential hous­es, farmlands in Southern Ka­duna.
According to him, such act was deserving of condem­nation in all ramifications and “it leaves one wondering whether it is insanity that is actually at play or total lack of respect for the sacredness of human life or dignity of hu­man life.”
While appealing to Chris­tians in Kaduna State to rise up to the challenge and do what is necessary to help the affected people who have been at the receiving end, he called on government to ex­tend a helping hand to CAN.
“Is offering them money supposed to be a reward for destroying lives? Or is govern­ment simply stooping so low as to beg them to discontinue their actions?
“What happens after they finish this money and they run short of funds? Is gov­ernment going to give them money again?

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