The Federal government was quick to
rewarding the herdmens in their clash against farmers but what about the Christians that have been attacked & killed continuously over the past couple of months?
The Kaduna State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked the state government to fish out those behind the frequent attacks on St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Tudun Wada area of Kaduna metropolis and bring them to justice. The association also wondered why despite the repeated attacks on the church, the police have not been able to arrest anybody.
The latest attack was last Friday, when some people, yet to be identified, invaded the church at about 11:30p.m. and burnt the sanctuary, setting ablaze loud speakers, chairs, vests, crucifix, altar bell and altar clothes among others.
The Parish Priest, Fr. Joshua Achiar, said the latest attack on the church is the eighth time. Rev. Joseph Hayab, urged the state government to go beyond the rhetoric of being on top of the situation and take immediate action against the perpetrators condemnable act.
“If we live in a country like Nigeria where we are supposed to freely practice our faith, is there a particular place in Kaduna that we shouldn’t reside or Christians should not have churches?” Hayab asked.
Is it safe to say that Ruga can settle anywhere in Nigeria but Southern Kaduna Christians cannot have peace?