The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) protests against killings in Asso, Nigeria

ICC Note: Christians in Nigeria are overwhelmed with the constant attacks against their communities by Islamic radicals like the Fulanis. It is not the first time that these militants attack a Christian community during the celebration of a Christian holiday. Last December, Fulanis attacked Goska on Christmas eve and this year they carried out an attack in Asso on Easter weekend.

04/19/2017, Nigeria (The Guardian) - The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Southern Kaduna, yesterday protested against fresh attack and killings by armed herdsmen in Asso community in Jema’a Local Government Area, urging the government to halt the terrorist activities by the gunmen in the troubled place.

The association lamented that the herdsmen have been making life miserable for the inhabitants following attacks during major Christian festivals, which often leads to loss of lives and property.

A statement issued by the chairman of CAN, Southern Kaduna branch, Venerable John Bwankwot and Secretary, Pastor Michael Maikarfi, yesterday, said: “It is with heavy hearts that we now tell the world that we have again commemorated another major religious festival mourning the death of 12 of our beloved brothers and sisters that were murdered in cold blood at Asso in Jema’a Local government area of Kaduna State on April 15, 2017.”

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