President of the Christian Association Of Nigeria, Rev. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle urging the present administration to put an end to the killings of innocents Christians by insurgents . He made this statement at a press conference in Abuja on Friday
He warned the government not to prejudice a religion over the other. He condemned the activities of Boko Haram extremist an the Fulani herdsmen and he did not hide his disappointment at the government for their failure to protect the innocent Christians.
“Just in February this year, the United States House of Representatives cited Nigeria as the most dangerous place for Christians in the world. Certainly, this is a most unpleasant classification for a country that is a democracy and the giant of Africa. What type of giant are we? It is a classification that should not make patriotic Nigerians glad in a country where population is roughly divided equally between Islam and Christianity.
“It is essential for the Federal Government in whose care instruments of cohesion lie to quickly remedy this situation. It will be in the interest of national development and peaceful co-existence. If continuous killings have not been happening, we would not have been shouting wolf where there was none. We appeal to the government to desist from giving excuses any more why the killings are still occurring. We want an end to be put to the killings henceforth. Enough is enough.
“All must be done in political appointments and in the conduct of government business to reflect federal character not only on ethnicity but equally ensuring religious balance. The suspicion of favouritism by government of one religious group to the detriment of others must be avoided. The more the government adheres to these admonitions, the more coherent we would be as a people and the greater the peace and development,” he said.
He also commended the government for the unending fight against insurgency and he concludes with a prayer point