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Nigeria: 2000 Jihadists Storm Southeast, Says CAN

”’From the information we have gathered, it is pure jihad. Already a good number of them, about 2000 have arrived the Southeast. It is a form of jihad; they want to make sure that Nigeria is frustrated and Islamised’, the CAN leader stated.

He, therefore, warned ‘our people should be careful with Suya; there is a powdered substance that will be imported and after eating the Suya, it will start damaging your liver”.

[All Africa.Com] Enugu — THE Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Southeast chapter, has placed Christians in the zone on red alert over reports that about 2000 youths have been deployed from the North to the region ahead of a planned jihad.

Addressing journalists yesterday after an enlarged caucus meeting of the Christian body yesterday at the All Saints Church, Enugu, the CAN chairman in the zone, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, disclosed that information at their disposal showed that apart from the 2000 jihadists in the region, about 2500 and 2000 were in the south-south and south-west respectively for the same purpose.

Alluding to the bombing of churches on Sunday by suspected Boko Haram members, Chukwuma who is also the Anglican Bishop of Enugu Diocese expressed dismay that despite assurances from the Federal Government, the killings had continued unabated.

‘From the information we have gathered, it is pure jihad. Already a good number of them, about 2000 have arrived the Southeast. It is a form of jihad; they want to make sure that Nigeria is frustrated and Islamised’, the CAN leader stated.

He, therefore, warned ‘our people should be careful with Suya; there is a powdered substance that will be imported and after eating the Suya, it will start damaging your liver’.

He lamented that it had become a terror for Christians to worship their God on Sundays, stressing that if President Jonathan failed in tackling security challenges and corruption in the country, he should forget 2015.

‘Are Christians no longer free to worship on Sundays, what is the IG of police doing, is changing of uniform a way out of this problem, what is the Senate and the House of Reps doing to put up a bill that will be against persons and states promoting this act of terrorism’, he queried.

‘Jonathan should be courageous enough to fish out these people, the security operatives know them and I wonder why they should be treated as sacred cows.

‘We want to put an alert that Christians in the South are ready to face them squarely because we heard that they have infiltrated this place, especially Enugu.

‘We are prepared for war- physically and spiritually against any form of attack on the church. Time has come for reprisal because nobody can stop us from worshiping our God’, he added.

He expressed regret that in spite of the huge budgetary allocation on security, the bombings have continued, stressing ‘where is the high budgetary allocation on security, where are they spending the money? It means that corruption has become part of it’.

On the bribery scam rocking the House of Reps, Chukwuma called for a probe into the activities of such other committees set up by the national assembly.

He said: ‘we condemn it and we ask that they should probe the probe committee.

The committee that probed privatisation, the committees that probed the stock exchange and that of pension should also be probed.
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One thought on “Nigeria: 2000 Jihadists Storm Southeast, Says CAN

  1. The division will nt solve the matter, but the solution should be do me I do you..since nothing can be done for the bombing of a church on till the retaliation of christian in K.D so any church bomb christian should take action…..we can do that too.

    Posted by John Ezekiel Wambe | June 19, 2012, 2:41 pm

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