The northern Nigeria chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the federal government to address the killing of Christians in the North before it gets out of control.
Chairman of the association Rev. Yakubu Pam made this known on Thursday in reaction to the murder of two Catholic bishops and 17 others, on Tuesday in Benue state, as well as the killing of 44 persons on Wednesday, in the same state and Nasarawa.
The attacks are believed to have been carried out by herdsmen.
My fear is that if the federal government and the NGF do not do something urgent, the killing of Christians in the North would degenerate one day into civil war. People are being killed on daily basis, yet, nobody has ever been arrested and nothing tangible has been done by the federal government,” he said.
“Looking at how professional the attacks are being carried out, I believe that these people are terrorists, they are Boko Haram and government, at all levels, need to respond swiftly; to curtail the menace before the people are pushed to defend themselves which will lead to civil war.”
“I have the firm belief that these attacks are beyond ordinary herdsmen, they are terrorists who unleash terror on innocent persons in the North.
“Government has to declare these people as terrorists and investigate the recent killings in the North.”