The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged President Bola Tinubu not to allow terrorists to make Nigeria ungovernable.
The Christian body made this appeal in a statement signed by the Northern CAN Secretary, Sunday Oibe in Kaduna on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the 19 Northern States and Abuja condemned the terrorist attack on communities in Barkin Ladi, Bokkod, and Mangu Local Government Areas of Plateau State, which claimed no fewer than 160 lives.
Recall that in that attack, at least 221 houses were said to have been razed by the hoodlums.
Oibe said he hoped that the renewed attack wouldn’t be swept under the carpet like previous ones.
He urged President Bola Tinubu not to allow Plateau or any part of the country to be an ungovernable territory under his administration.
CAN said the president’s directive that culprits be brought to book should not be the usual government rhetoric when similar incidents occur.
He said, “The association is saddened over yet another barbaric attack by terrorists on communities in Barakin Ladi, Bokkos and Mangu Local Government Areas of Plateau State, which left over 160 people dead while 221 houses were said to have been set ablaze.
“This is one attack too many on the Plateau. Since this democratic dispensation, Plateau has consistently suffered so much in the hands of terrorists and bandits.
“This kind of barbarism cannot happen even in the animal kingdom.
It is very unfortunate that in Nigeria, this kind of wickedness appears to have become an acceptable norm as people get killed and little or no effort is made by the authorities to bring the culprits to justice.