December 2, 2022

“We are tired of calming our members after killings” – CAN

Rev. Fr. Polycarp Lubo, CAN Chairman Plateau State

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked securities to end ongoing sectarian killings in Plateau State to prevent retaliations, which could start a full-blown war.

Rev. Fr. Polycarp Lubo, the leader of the association in Plateau State on Wednesday warned that the association was tired of asking its members to calm down after attacks.

“We are tired of telling people calm down, take it easy, pray. People will go to their houses and still get killed while sleeping, I don’t understand that move, whether it is occultic move or what”, Mr. Lubo said at the Plateau State House of Assembly when he led a protest.

CAN on Wednesday protested with corpses of its members killed in Yelwa Zangam, a northern Hamlet in the capital city of Jos, near the University of Jos, Tuesday night. 36 people were killed in the attack with 16 burned to ashes. The protestors laid the corpses at the entrance of the Legislature demanding justice.

Mr. Lubo told youths to themselves instead of “sleeping and waiting on the government” for protection.

Vice President of Anaguta Youths, Mr. Samson Manu said the assailants destroyed an only bridge linking the community two days before the attack, but Government ignored the signs.

“The community had been in tension for more than two weeks and each time we talk the government will say it is on top of the situation and our people have now been slaughtered and some burned like animals,” Manu said during the protest.