Following the killing of two Catholic priests and worshippers in Benue State, Christians in Akure, Kaduna, Jos and Benue have taken to the streets to protest.
The protest today was declared Christian Association of Nigeria President Rev. Dr. Supo Oyekunle. All churches in Nigeria are expected to take part in the protest, in order to make their grievances about the continuous killing of Christians in the Northern part of the country known.
The protest was also for the abduction of the Dapchi schools girls, Leah Sharibu, the remaining chibok girls still in the captive of Boko Haram, nepotism in the present Buhari led federal government, appointment of government officials without the use of Federal Character, call for restructuring and other issues facing the current administration.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) also called on the Federal Government, to take decisive step in dismantling Boko Haram and Herdsmen in the country.
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This is coming few hours after the Nigerian Army paraded three militia herdsmen, that were in one of their camps located close to Tormatar village in Benue State. The Commanding Officer of the 72 Special Forces, Makurdi, Col. Suleiman Mohammed, paraded the suspects before reporters.
He alleged that the suspects were apprehended by troops in Guma Local Government Area of the state on April 26. He identified the militias as Abubakar Umaru, Adamu Likita, and Yusufa Alhaja.
According to him, they confessed to being indigenes of Awe LGA of Nasarawa State. He alleged that the militia opened fire on the soldiers during the attempt to arrest them. Items recovered from the suspects include two AK 47 rifles, live ammunition, cutlass and assorted charms.
The Nation reported that Mohammed further confirmed the arrest of one Aliyu Tashaku by the military for his alleged involvement in the attacks on Benue communities. He disclosed that the military was conducting an investigation into Tashaku’s arrest after he was picked up by troops in the state capital.