By Caleb Ayansina
ABUJA – CHRISTIAN Youths in Nigeria, yesterday, berated Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna State over his claim that attackers of Christians in Southern Kaduna were from outside the country.
Consequently, they called on the State House of Assembly to commence impeachment process against governor El-Rufai for conniving with terrorists to kill Nigerians.
Malam Nasir El-Rufai had last week condemned President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev. Supo Ayokunle for describing the killing as religion cleansing, claiming the killers were ‘foreigners’.
A statement by the National President Youth Wing of C.A.N, Engr Daniel Kadzai, in Abuja, said it was unfortunate that the Governor is shielding the perpetrators and paying them compensation at the expense of the victims.
They said: “The Kaduna Governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai instead of seeking the collaboration of CAN through strategic prayers and consultations to end the senseless killings, had debunked the statement of the CAN President and attributed the killings of Christians in southern Kaduna communities to bandit , claiming, “The same Fulanis are killing Fulanis in Zamfara State.”
“The Christian Youths totally disagree with the claims of the Kaduna Governor that, the attackers who”organised themselves and came back for revenge….in southern Kaduna and plateau state are from outside Nigeria” is untrue.
“Whether the fulani terrorist are from Nigeria or not, we the Christian Youths agree that there is delibrate and calculated cleansing of Christians in Nigeria. Thus ,we call on all Christians to resist it.
“The initiative to compensate the Fulanis for their lost castles as well as flacating them and sponsoring delegates to meet fulani leaders outside Nigeria amounts to playing to the gallery and snacks off sentiments without recourse to the Christians killed or the plight of their mourning families.
“It is the highest point of insensitivity to use state fund to pay and placate the aggressors/terrorists at the expense of the victims.
“In view of El-Rufai’s confession that the Fulani terrorists killing Christians are foreigners, we call on the Federal government to close the Northern Nigerian border between Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Benin Republic without delay.
“Kaduna State House of Assembly must impeach El-Rufai immediately for conniving with terrorists to kill Nigerians.”