The northern governors have been warned that the northern and southern parts of the country would be affected if they killing of Christians continues. This was the verdict of the southern Nigeria Christian Elders’ forum of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), south-east zone.
Christian leaders condemned what “the inhuman treatment meted out on Christians in the Northern part of Nigeria.” After the joint meeting, the Christian leaders queried: “how can Christians be treated like cows and goats in the Northern part of Nigeria with impunity while we claim that Nigeria is a secular state?
“This is a sign of total Islamization of Nigeria, which is very dangerous to the corporate existence of the entity called Nigeria.”
And after the meeting, the group’s chairman Most Rev David Eberechukwu, and Apostle Dr Joseph Ajujungwa, administrative secretary, signed a communiqué where they called on the northern governors to protect the entire citizens in the region as a right and responsibility.
“The beheading of Mrs. Bridget in Kano and the murder attempt on Emmanuel in Kaduna should be the first and last of such because no one man or section has the monopoly of violence and we must do everything to stop such from recuring.
“That every Nigerian has the right to live anywhere in this country and as well practise his religion in any part of the country.
“That all the Muslims in the South should as a matter of urgency speak to their people in the Northern part to desist because if the killings continue, it will affect everybody both in the North and in the South. If God has brought us together, then let us live in unity,” the memo read.