Northern CAN Accuses FG Of Shielding Boko Haram Sponsors

The Northern branch of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has blamed the Federal Government for not taking serious or decisive actions against the sponsors of Islamic sect, Boko Haram.

Following the spate of Christmas Day bombings by the Boko Haram, which killed dozens of people, the northern CAN has stated that there may be a religious war in the country if their excesses is not checked.

General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), the presidential candidate of Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, had earlier accused the Federal Government of incompetence, saying it was slow to respond and had shown indifference to the bombings in the country.

According to a statement signed by its Secretary general, Saidu Dogo after a meeting on Tuesday, the ‘perpetrators and sponsors’ of Boko Haram are well known to the Federal Government.

CAN, which consists of 19 northern provinces, also called on Muslim leaders to control their faithful, warning that Christians would be forced to defend themselves against further attacks.

‘We fear that the situation may degenerate to a religious war and Nigeria may not be able to survive one. Once again, ‘enough is enough!’, Dogo stressed.

Dogo said the CAN was calling on all Christians to continue respecting the law, but to defend themselves when needed.

‘We shall, henceforth, in the midst of these provocations and wanton destruction of innocent lives and property be compelled to make our own efforts and arrangements to protect the lives of innocent Christians and peace-loving citizens of this country,’ Dogo said.

  1. Nilesh Reply

    I am glad they found the bomb. The African cnrtouy of Nigeria has suffered enough from the brown man’s islam.

  2. Roadside Reply

    There is dleinitefy something to hide as you so clearly note. This Boko Haram problem is one that has been around for years. Now, all of a sudden they kill everyone involved with little time for an investigation so as to understand who, what, when ,where, and how to prevent similar future occurrences? Definitely something fishy going on. I wonder who is being protected? Is it just armed officials who apparently shot first without distinguishing between innocents and radical Islamists? Is it just the federal government and particularly Yar'Adua who allegedly knew of Boko Haram but did little to prevent their actions? Is it the rich patron(s) in our outside Nigeria who feels it is his/her duty to support militancy with their money and thus fund such sects? The answers are countless, on my part.Thanks so much for visiting! Don't be a stranger.@ Beauty: my goodness…thanks for the link. Was looking for a Hausa speaker last night on Twitter but Nigerians were asleep. Will have to read the transcript closely.It is clear, at least to me, that there are those that are very content to hold the north back in terms of economic development. By ensuring that the region is a hot spot for religious fighting, investment is guaranteed to stay away. What a shame that we the people do not see this for what it is – an effort at control. Thanks for swinging by.

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