The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on President muhammadu Buhari and security Chiefs to rise up to the challenges in the defense of Churches in Zamfara State to prevent the terrorists from carrying out their threats against Christians.

A statement signed by the General Secretary of CAN, Joseph Bade Daramola, said the Zamfara State Police Command reportedly confirmed that a threat letter was earlier sent to Christians in the state asking them to stop worship and to close down churches or risk their violent attacks.

The association expressed her displeasure over the manner the security agencies have been handling the issue of errorism in the Northern part of the country.

According to the statement, “Now that both the leaderships of Christianity and Islam in the country are working together on how to stop their criminalities in the Northwest, they are now trying to introduce divisive ways by declaring war against Christians and churches in the zone especially in Zamfara State where they are gradually turning into their strongholds.

“We have no problem with Islam or with our Muslim brothers and sisters but with the handful fanatics and their financiers who have declared war against Christianity. We appeal to all peace-loving Muslims to speak against those who are painting Islam what is not.

“We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to sanction any Commissioner of Police or Zonal Police Commanders and the Director of State Security Services wherever kidnappers operate in the country henceforth. This will go a long way in reducing the menace as we are approaching the Yuletide season. We have never had it this bad.” the General Secretary said.

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