The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has alleged that the killings in the country were part of moves to declare Sharia across Nigeria as planned by the leader of Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau.
The President of CAN, Rev. Samson Ayokunle stated this while reacting to the killings in Benue and Taraba States.
Speaking with The Sun, Ayokunle also berated security agencies for failing to protect Nigerians against the attacks.
He insisted that security agencies were not helpless but they “didn’t do their work as they ought to do.”
According to Ayokunle, “The problem is people taking laws into their hands; people becoming sick about religious ideas, mentally sick, thinking that they will by force, sweep over every place and convert everybody to their religion because Abubakar Shekau didn’t mince words about his intention.
“He said it loud and clear that his intention was to establish Sharia from the north to the south, to the Atlantic Ocean.
“The security agencies were not helpless, but they didn’t do their work as they ought to do. Why should they be helpless?
“Is it because they were not given weapons? Was it because they were not trained? They were trained, they were given weapons. But what we see which we have been talking about is complicity.”