Northern CAN condemns killing of Rev. Lawan Andimi
*Says Jihadist groups plotting to set Northern Nigeria on fire *
By Golok Nanmwa,Jos
Northern Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria in the 19 Northern states and the Federal capital Territory Rev Yakubu Pam has accused Jihadist groups Operating in the North –East Nigeria of plotting to set Northern Nigeria on fire with the recent attacks ,kidnapping and killings of Christian faithful.
The Northern Christian leader Rev Pam in a press statement issued on Wednesday in Jos, lamented the recent beheading of Rev Lawan Andimi CAN Chairman of Michika Local government area of Adamawa state in the North East state of Nigeria in the hands of this Jihadists roaming the towns of the North-East region.
Pam who is visibly worried over the recent development , said the current abduction of Christians by the Jihadists in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states of North-east Region if not quickly arrested by the federal government , will send wrong signals to the rest of the Christian faithful in other geo political zones of the North west and North Central zone.
He said the situation on ground looks like the entire Northern Christians are under siege .
According to him, inter religious leaders in the North have worked so hard to bring the two main religions , Christianity and Islam adherents to work closely with one another for the peace of the Northern states in recent years .
He regretted that all the gains made are now being eroded with the recent development of upsurge of Jihadists on the loose in North East states of Nigeria.
Rev Pam called on President Buhari administration to double up its efforts in the management of the current situation in the North to avoid outbreak of religious crisis in the region which he said would not be of any benefit to anyone.
The Northern CAN Leader added that the recent video that emerged from ISIS affiliated terror group and the horrific footage released by ISIS News Agency showing a child of about 8 years old carrying out the execution of a Christian in an unidentified outdoor area of Borno state was frightening .
According to him, the under age Jihadist was seen in the video warning Christians to be ready to witness more killings and as such it has sent shock waves into the heart of Christian leaders and faithful in the North that their lives are not safe unless the federal government quickly arrest this ugly development before people begin to resort to self help in parts of the North.
He called on the Christians in the North to be vigilant and watchful as directed by the Lord Jesus Christ over the current happenings around their environment and report same quickly to security agencies located within their homes and environment for prompt security action to save lives of innocent Christians doing their legitimate business in the region.
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