12 June 2012

Nigeria: Attacks On Churches - We Are Ready to Defend Our People - CAN

Enugu — The South-East chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday announced that it is now ready to retaliate and defend its members if the bombing of churches and killing of Christians by the Boko Haram sect continues.

Chairman of the association in the zone and Anglican Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, while addressing newsmen in Enugu, condemned the latest attack on churches and Christians in the northern part of the country.

"Though Christians have continued to appeal for peace, it seems that the security agencies cannot contain this carnage," he said.

He said the leadership of CAN was now convinced that Boko Haram is out to deal with Christians in the North, and that Christians would no longer remain silent.

Chukwuma said the ceaseless bombings of churches and killing of innocent Christians would no longer be tolerated.

"It was very unfortunate and embarrassing to hear about the bombing of a church in Plateau, and sadly, it has become a recurrence. We totally condemn the act, and we urge the Federal Government and Muslim leaders to do something about it," he said.

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