The Christian Association of Nigeria (Youth Wing) has lamented the recent attacks in Jos North LGA of Plateau State which claimed over 35 lives and called on Nigerians to adopt self-defense against bandits.
The Christian youth body also asked the Federal Government and security agencies to up their game in protecting lives and property across the country.
This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday to journalists in Abuja by Belusochukwu Enwere, the National Chairman of CAN’s youth wing (YOWICAN).
The statement titled, ‘YOWICAN Condemns Plateau Killings, Urges Christians to Defend Themselves,’ partly reads: “We condemn in totality the gruesome killings of over 35 Plateau citizens, especially Christians on 25th August 2021 in a midnight attack where houses and churches were burnt including a primary school in Kunga of Zangam.
“This is not acceptable. Where are our leaders? The labour of our heroes past are beginning to be in vain. Nigeria is sliding into anarchy were religious and ethnic terrorism is spreading like wildfire.
“Christians youths across the country and indeed Nigerians should defend themselves against killers before we are all consumed. This is unacceptable and condemnable.
“Enough is enough. The act of willful killing in Nigeria, especially the recent ugly situation in Plateau State must stop with immediate effect.
“We condemn the killings in totality. All Nigerians must all live together as people of one indivisible nation.
“Therefore, we call on the government and its relevant institutions and agencies to rise up and protect the people and stop playing politics with the lives of it’s citizens.”