By; Amos Tauna, Kaduna.
Youth Wings, Kaduna South Local Government Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State convened a meeting of stakeholders, and deliberated extensively on ways to contains the consistent attacks and killings of their Christians members in the Northern part of Nigerian, describing the act as a deliberate ploy to enslaving them.
Participants in the meeting held on Wednesday evening at Albarka church premises in Kaduna South, expressed displeasure over the continuous unwarranted attacks and killings of Christians at all times without any punitive punishment against the attackers.
Youths participants drawn from across different church denominations dwelled mostly on the recent killings and attack in Kano and Kaduna states.
Members expressed dismay that mere condemnation of the act perpetrated against Christians would no longer be condoned as no religious faithful has monopoly of violent.
Also worried and discussed was the public commentaries ascribed to some top government functionaries in Kaduna State that tend to play down the population of Christians, describing it as derogative and disparaging Southern Kaduna population or size.
Specifically, they condemned the statement by the APC government, estimating the population of the two religions in Kaduna State as an attempt to cause unnecessary hatred between their followers, describing the statement as unfair and uncalled for when hands are on deck towards cementing the already fragile relationship between the followers.
They also pointed out that the habit of describing perpetrators of the callous act of attackers as criminals without any public capital punishment would no longer be tolerated.
The youth cut across denominations, resolved to continue to watch with curiosity, actions that would be taken against the recent killings and attacks on Christians in Kano, Kaduna, Niger and others States in the North, adding that the outcomes would give them a better understanding of the future.
Officials, led by its Chairman Solomon Tanko, however appealed to the youth CAN to avoid any act that would jeopardize peace process, saying they were following the issues judiciously with a view to report back to members.