The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has accused
President Muhammadu Buhari of shying away from the
painful truths and unpleasant facts about the Nigeria’s poor

It said doing so, would help him find lasting solutions to the
daily bloodletting in the country, stressing that Nigeria is fast
heading to chaos and anomie.
Addressing journalists at a press conference in Abuja on
Friday, CAN Secretary-General, Rev. Musa Asake, said the
President has been acting complacent and unmoved by the
reign of terror in the country.
He specifically slammed President Buhari for not issuing a
stern instruction to heads of security agencies to bring
perpetrators of the bloody killings to book.
Asake also accused President Buhari of granting killer
herdsmen undeserved protection and favouritism to the
extent that the herdsmen treat Nigeria as a conquered

His words: “The sad angle to the bloodbaths in the country
is that the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, is not
giving majority of Nigerians an impression of being deeply
touched by the turn of events. He has been acting
complacent and indeed unmoved by the reign of terror that
his administration has permitted since the past three years
of being President.
“Most painfully, the President seems to depend on his media
aides to make responses, which often times had no bite on
widespread bloodletting across the federation, most
especially in the Middle Belt part of the country.
“War seems to be looming in Nigeria while the aggressors
are no other than misguided individuals who had been
armed to provoke different communities into needless
battles. Yet, President Buhari, who was popularly elected in
2015 has not seen the need and urgency to issue a
presidential order on the need to halt the killings and with
stern instruction to heads of security operatives to bring
perpetrators to book.

“The dark age that has come with the administration of
President Buhari in Nigeria is giving Christians in this country
a huge concern. The development is making we the leaders
to shudder and ask where lies the interest of the President?
“All the same, Mr President has his own interests, key of
which is to seek re-election to remain in power beyond 2019
and continue with the reign of terror in Nigeria. It does not
matter how many Nigerians will end up as sacrificial lamb
on that single ambition.

“President Buhari was elected on a wave of unprecedented
public approval in 2015. Unfortunately, within a few weeks of
his election, he started creating the impression that he was
in power to serve the interests of his Fulani ethnic group
“Discerning people were quick to note that contrary to his
electoral promises, he actually meant to pursue core
Islamist agenda. Almost every vital appointment in Security
and Education went to Muslims from the North. He did not
hide his disdain for the indigenous ethnic nationalities and,
at every opportunity, showed preferential treatment to the
Muslim North.

“Under President Buhari, the murderous Fulani herdsmen
enjoyed unprecedented protection and favoritism to the
extent that the herdsmen treat Nigeria as a conquered
territory. Rather than arrest and prosecute the Fulani
herdsmen, security forces usually manned by Muslims from
the North offer them protection as they unleash terror with
impunity on the Nigerian people.

“The bottom line is that President Buhari failed woefully to
protect Nigerians. He willfully permitted the Fulani herdsmen
to operate, killing people, destroying communities
wholesale, destroying farmlands and turning the entire
Middle Belt into ‘killing fields’, all the while enjoying
government protection from counter attack, arrest or
prosecution,” he added.

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