Sunday, 2 November 2014

Boko Haram Onslaught: CAN Demands NSA, Defence Minister's Resignation

The Christian Association of Nigeria, has condemned recent violent attacks carried out by members of the
Boko Haram Islamic sect on Christians and churches in Adamawa and motor park in Gombe States and called for the resignation of National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd), and Minister of Defence, Muslim, Gen. Aliyu Gasau (retd).

While the attack in Adamawa State was said to have also affected civilians, police stations, prisons and military formations in different parts of the state, the bomb explosion at the Gombe Motor Park was said to
have killed over 30 persons and left several others injured.

CAN therefore wondered why the NSA and the Defence Minister “have not voluntarily resigned their appointments for poor coordination of relevant agencies to tackle the security challenges in the North East
region of the country despite the huge budgetary allocations for the purpose.”

The General Secretary of CAN, Dr. Musa Asake, in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja maintained that the recent insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country had avidly confirmed the association’s position all along that “the Islamic group has no other mission than to annihilate all Christians in the region and install an Islamic regime.”

Punch Newspaper