Daily Trust (Abuja)

9 November 2012

Nigeria: CAN Alleges Conspiracy to Cause Religious War

Kaduna — The chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State Chapter, Rev. Samuel Karaakevik Kujiyat, yesterday alleged a conspiracy to cause a religious war in the country.

Speaking at the mass burial of the victims of the recent bombing of St. Rita's Catholic Church, Angwa Yero, Malali Kaduna, Kujiyat said some elements were hidding under religion to terrorise nigerians.

"No religion allows killings at will. I must say that the blood of those killed will avenge. We thank God for the Christian community in Kaduna state for being calm because this is a clear way of causing crises," he said.

According him, the only way the federal government can forestall crises is to tell the truth.

"The truth must be told concerning what is happening in the country if there must be peace," he said.

Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, represented by his Senior Special Advicer on Christian Matters, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, said that no amount of evil would stop Nigerians from practising their faith.

"We have taken statistics of the people and we found out that out of the 134 persons admitted in differnet hospitals, only eight are still recieving treatment. The government is taking care of their medical bills," Hayab said.

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