The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Friday lambasted President Mohammadu Buhari over his refusal to make an official pronouncement over the mass murders of innocent children and women by Fulani terrorists.
CAN said “his silence over the ongoing genocide in the last few weeks speaks volume over the perceived official endorsement of the dastardly and ungodly acts.”
Buhari’s media aide, Femi Adesina, said recently the President cannot speak on everything.
CAN dismissed official claims that the President had taken briefing from Kaduna State Governor but insisted that Governor el-Rufai had demonstrated lack the capacity to halt the carnage.
“Common sense tells anyone that at that instance, the President has to more directly wade in because lives are involved.
The continuous killings have shown that the governor lacks the will power to arrest the situation and bring it under effective control.
“We know that Southern Kaduna has been under 24-hour curfew daily as directed by the governor, yet the enemies of the people are still prowling going from house to house killing defenceless people without government’s protection”, CAN General Secretary, Reverend Musa Asake, said at a news conference in Abuja.
He said CAN had written the presidency twice about the situation in order to have audience with President Buhari but the letter was not replied.
“We wrote a letter to the President when he was elected requesting to visit him, there was no response. When the CAN President was elected, we wrote another letter that we want to pay him a visit, we have not been replied.
“It appears that the President is not interested in meeting with CAN. And when you are not invited, you cannot force yourself there”, he said.
Another media aide of the President, Garba Shehu, said security teams were deployed to Southern Kaduna and such deployment would not take effect without the president’s approval.
Southern Kaduna people have accused the security detachments in the area of looking the other way while the rampaging terrorists engage in their killing frenzy.
The Catholic Church leaders in Kafanchan said Thursday the rampaging terrorists had killed 801 children and had blown out wombs of pregnant women before their children and had proceeded to decimate their children as well.
They also burnt 27 churches, 1, 422 houses and injured 57.