Christian leaders in Nigeria meet to urge the government to take decisive action against the extremist group Boko Haram. Boko Haram is responsible to attacks against Christians in northern Nigeria, including suicide bomb attacks against churches and drive by shootings. Will the government listen?
11/6/2012 Nigeria (AllAfrica) – Following attacks on places of worship by suspected Boko Haram members, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to take drastic measures against the sect.
The call was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting of the 19 Northern States and Abuja Chapter of CAN and the 17 Southern States CAN on Wednesday, October 31st at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.
Part of the communiqué reads, “The meeting urged President Jonathan to adopt drastic measures that are proactive to match the new tactics of the insurgents in order to halt the senseless killing of innocent Nigerians, especially Christians and the destruction of churches in the northern part of the country.”
The meeting commended “Jonathan’s undertaking to deal decisively with the security challenges facing the nation.”
It re-affirmed its confidence and support for the leadership of CAN under Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor saying he is doing excellent job on behalf of Christians.