CAN condemns Jos killings, urges arrest of perpetrators


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Plateau chapter, has condemned killing of commuters at Rukuba road,  in Jos North Local Government Area of the state.

In a statement on Sunday in Jos, CAN chairman in the state,  Rev. Fr. Polycarp Lubo,  urged security agencies to fish out the perpetrators.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that criminals  on Saturday,  attacked a convoy of buses conveying commuters, killed 22 persons and injured scores.

Lubo  also condemned ongoing killings in Bassa, Riyom, Jos South and Barkin Ladi local government areas.

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“We wish to express deep pain over the recent attacks in Riyom, Jos North, Barakin Ladi and Bassa, leading to loss of lives and property.

“The leadership of CAN  totally condemns these attacks and pleads with security agents to ensure normalcy is restored.

“Every human life is precious and the unlawful killing of any human being,  regardless of their identity and affiliation,  is unacceptable.

” We mourn with the families of those who lost their loved ones,  as well as those who have been displaced or suffered harm of any kind.

“We urge  security agencies to swiftly arrest all those involved,  to bring an end to  the needless killings,” he said.

Lubo said the association  would continue to work toward ensuring peaceful coexistence in the state. (NAN)

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