Nigeria: Northern Christians Protest Against New IGP

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, on Thursday protested over Jonathan’s appointment of Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar as the acting Inspector General of Police, saying “the appointment of Abubakar is unacceptable.”

In a statement signed by its spokesman, Mr.Sunday Oibe, the organization said: “The appointment of Mohammed D. Abubakar as the Acting Inspector General of Police came to us as a big surprise because this is a man whose career is trailed by controversy based on religious fanatism.

“For him to be appointed as the acting IG of Police, we wonder whether President Goodluck Jonathan knows what he is doing. To us, the appointment of Abubakar is an extension of terrorism in Nigeria.”

“Christians in Northern Nigeria will not feel safe following his antecedents as the commissioner of police in Plateau State as documented by the Hon Justice Niki Tobi Commission of inquiry into the bloody killing in the crisis of Jos in 2001.

“To us it is a licence given to him by President to unleash terror on Christians and we reject his appointment as acting IG.

“The profile of Abubakar is not befitting of an acting IG of Police. One begins to wonder why a man who was indicted for religious fanaticism by the Niki Tobi Commission which equally recommended him for retirement and outright dismissal could be allowed to remain in the police force.

“It appears that some unpatriotic characters, especially in the Nigerian police are being allowed to have their ways in this country.

Political parties and civil society groups, which commented on Abubakar’s choice yesterday, also raised posers over his suitability for the office.

  1. Oliver Reply

    Any one wit doubtful antecedents especialy wit tendencies of religious extremism nd bigotry is seriously nt needed

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