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.