Sack NSA, Defence Minister Now—CAN Tells Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan has been asked to remove the National Security Adviser, NSA, Colonel Sambo Dasuki; and the Minister of Defence, General Aliyu Gusau. This call was made by the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN.

The Christian body in Nigeria said this following the recent attacks in Adamawa and Gombe State, where some people lost their lives.

Speaking in a statement issued on Saturday and signed by its Secretary General, Musa Asake, CAN pointed out that the continuous attacks being carried out by Boko Haram members show that Dasuki and Gusau cannot successfully fight terrorism in the country.

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The group said the attacks have shown that Boko Haram group is doing everything possible to wipe out Christians from Northern part of the country in order to uphold Islamic regime in the region.

CAN pointed out that apart from the military infrastructure that were destroyed in one of the attacks, Ekklesiyar Yan’uaw a Nigeria (EYN), the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria and other churches were also torched by the insurgents.

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The Christian body questioned the rationale behind appointing two persons who practise Islam into such important positions, after the sack of a Christian occupier, late General Owoeye Azazi, who was removed in June 2012.

CAN asked, “Why have these two relations from Sokoto and Zamfara states not changed their tactics in accordance with the presidential mandate given to them to root out the insurgents in the North East geo-political zone?

“Is this a game plan to eliminate people in that region and put them in perpetual subjugation?”

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The attacks in Adamawa and Gombe States left many people dead. The two attacks came after the Federal Government claimed it reached a ceasefire truce with Boko Haram. However, a video released on Friday by Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, reported to have been shot dead by the military, claimed his group did not sign any agreement with the government.

Shekau also said he never agreed to return the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, contrary to what the government said.

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