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Northern CAN condemns terrorist attacks on Plateau communities

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 Northern States and Abuja has expressed its outrage over the terrorist attacks on several communities in Plateau State, which resulted in the death of more than 160 people and the burning of 221 houses.

The attacks took place on Wednesday in Barkin Ladi, Bokkos and Mangu Local Government Areas, where terrorists and bandits unleashed violence and destruction on innocent civilians.

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The Northern CAN Secretary, Sunday Oibe, issued a statement in Kaduna, calling for justice and accountability for the perpetrators of the heinous crimes.

He also urged President Bola Tinubu to ensure the security and stability of Plateau and the rest of the country.

Oibe said that the association was deeply saddened by the barbaric acts of the terrorists, which he said were unprecedented even in the animal kingdom.

He lamented that such wickedness had become an acceptable norm in Nigeria, as the authorities failed to bring the culprits to justice.

He said, “President Tinubu must ensure that the security agencies abide by his directive. No society makes progress when criminals go about with sophisticated weapons, killing, maiming and destroying property without being apprehended and punished.

President Bola Tinubu must not allow Plateau or any part of Nigeria to become ungovernable because of the activities of this gang of criminals who are bent on making life unpleasant to innocent Nigerians.

Life is already tough and hard on Nigerians as such, this act of maiming of innocent lives has to stop.”

The Northern CAN also expressed its sympathy and solidarity with the families of the victims, the government and the people of Plateau State, and prayed for the peace of the souls of the deceased and the recovery of the injured.

The statement added, “We appeal to those who lost their loved ones to have faith and trust God by forgiving those who inflicted this pain on them, as only God can fight the battle for them.”


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