14 June 2012

Nigeria: Can Calls On Jonathan to Beef Up Security in Kano

Lagos — KANO State branch of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to treat the state as a special case by beefing up security in the area, pointing out that silent killing of Christians is ongoing in parts of the metropolis.

In a telephone interview, the state chairman of CAN, Bishop Ransom Bello who praised the untiring efforts of state security personnel, appealed to the president and the leadership of all security outfits in the country, to beef up security inKanoto forestall the continued systematic killing of Christians in the state.

According to him, there are daily reports of quiet killings of Christians in different neighbourhoods of theKanometropolis by persons who apparently specialise on trailing their victims to quiet corners where they attack them with daggers and knives before disappearing.

Belloalleged that there had been reports of such mindless killings in the state even when such killings were not reported to the Police authorities and would be extremely difficult for the security personnel to trace the culprits because, according to him, "they cannot be everywhere."

The bishop listed those killed in the last couple of days to include two young men who were on an errand and a son of a Pastor of Household of Favour Church, Michael Kenang along with one Deacon Henry Giwa Osagie of Church of God Mission who were shot at Yar Akwa, Naibawa area of Kano.

The CAN chairman said one Sister Faith Fioma Omoaka of Word of Faith Bible Church, Kano was also shot on June 1, in the same neighbourhood where she was selling recharge cards by men still at large.

He, therefore, appealed to the president to urgently arrest this development and ensure peaceful co-existence among all tribes and religions.

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