SOUTH SOUTH CHRISTIAN SHUT DOWN ASABA IN PROTEST AGAINST INDISCRIMINATE KILLING BY HERDSMEN

Business activities including vehicular movement in Asaba,
the Delta State capital were on Thursday morning paralyzed
following a protest by the Christian Association of Nigeria
(CAN) South-South.
The protesters, amid continuous killings in Benue, and other
states by herdsmen, took to different streets around Inter-
Bau to Nnebisi road and adjourning streets accompanied
with armed policemen chanting emotional songs for God to
intervene in the situation.

The protest led by the chairman of the South-South CAN,
Archbishop God-Dowell Avwomakpa, saw other groups like
Civil Society, Human rights angrily displaying their concern
for the present precarious situation in the country.
Speaking to DAILY POST, Archbishop Avwomakpa said that
churches have been praying for an improved economy that
will provide jobs for the president who has the responsibility
to deliver good governance to the people, but only to
describe the youths as lazy when in actual fact, an enabling
environment has not been created for the youths to thrive.
He said that leaders in Nigeria since independence have
been the same people leading in almost sixty years after
independence, adding; “The continuous killings of Christians
might spell doom if urgent steps are not taken to curb the
situation.”

Speaking further, Archbishop Avwomakpa said; “In order to
create the impression that the Boko Haram protagonists are
out to fight a religious war as was experienced during the
Othman Dan Fodio Jihad, religious fundamentalists should
stop the killing of Christians across the entire Nigeria land
mass, both on their farmlands or churches, as well as
release the ones in their custody”.
He noted that governments can ensure huge direct job
creation if they re-direct the nation’s agriculture policy to
include youths who are truly interested in Agriculture and
not to people who barely need money to survive, and
decried the situation where people in high offices use the
names of their cronies as beneficiaries of the agricultural
loan, only for such people to access the funds and abandon
agricultural investment.

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