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ICC Note: Several members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) gathered in a peaceful protest on August 1st to draw attention to the killing of Christians by Fulani militants in the area. The protest was officially communicated to the authorities, including President Buhair, but the police started intervening and several protesters were injured.  

8/02/2018 Nigeria (The Guardian) – Business activities were yesterday paralyzed in Yola, Adamawa State, as heavily armed police attacked protesting members of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), injuring no fewer than 16 persons, among who were journalists covering the procession with tear gas.

The peaceful protest was organised by Chairman, Adamawa State chapter of CAN and Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Stephen Dami Mamza. Organisers of the procession confirmed that the protest, which was officially communicated to the police authorities and President Muhammadu Buhari, was to, again, draw government’s attention to the killings of Christians by suspected herdsmen in the state.

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