The Kano state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) gathered on Sunday in the ancient city of Kano to pray to God for his divine intervention over the killing of innocent Nigerians across the country by alleged herdsmen.
Addressing Newsmen at the Sarkin Yaki CAN secretariat in Sabon Gari, the state CAN chairman, Rev. Adeolu Samuel Adeyemo, said after due consultations and deliberations, CAN in Kano opted to go into fervent prayer session to seek divine intervention to end the killings of innocent Nigerians.
Adeyemo said that CAN in Kano decided not to embark on protest over the killings so as not to give hoodlums opportunity to hijack it to foment trouble, pointing out that through prayers, God in His infinite mercy will intervene and restore peace in those trouble areas.
He said that the alleged herdsmen killings across the country are the handiwork of mercenaries and urged the Nigerian Government and security agencies to treat them as terrorists.
According to him, the alleged herdsmen killings are mercenaries, and therefore, we demand the Federal Government to declare and treat them as terrorists.
The military should confront them as thus to stop the dastardly act of theirs and, as well, demand that Federal Government should look out for their sponsors and bring them to justice, he said
We CAN in Kano note that the killings cut across all religions, therefore, we are calling on the Federal Government to first note that we are all citizens of Nigeria before any religious divide.
Therefore, we demand they (Federal Government) rise up to the constitutional responsibility they swore on oath to secure the lives of all citizens.
We demand the need to go the extra mile to free the Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu and all those abducted by the terrorists irrespective of tribe and religion.
Finally, we are resorting to intense prayers that God will put a stop to this evil of shedding innocent blood in our nation and let God arise in His fury against these killers in Jesus name, Amen, prayed Adeyemo.
The Kano CAN commended Kano state Governor, Dr. Aabdullahi Umar Ganduje and the Emir of Kano, His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi 11, for ensuring the prevailing peace and tranquility among residents in Kano
All Christian leaders in Kano gathered at Believers Baptist Church on No 6 Zungeru Road where they prayed to God to intervene and save Nigeria from the hands of marauders and killers.
Source: Voice of Nigeria