On Sunday 6th May 7, 2018, Churches in many parts of Nigeria had embarked on a peaceful protest, protesting against the continuous attacks and killings by bandits and herdsmen especially killings in communities with mostly Christian population.
During the protest, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) expressed dissatisfaction on how the Federal Government is handling the numerous attacks on the north-central part of the country.
The group through the President of CAN, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, warned the president Muhammadu Buhari, to expect more protests from its members as long as killings by bandits and herdsmen continue in the country.
The Rev. also expressed surprise at how the bandits always outsmarts the security agencies in all their attacks.
He said, “This government should expect more protests from CAN for as long as the killings of innocent souls continue in this country. There are some other people who will still protest this Sunday (today) because the information got to them late; so, they could not observe it last Sunday. We have told them it must be peaceful and within their communities.
“Our concern now is that it appears as if the insurgents, herdsmen and so on appear to be better trained than our own security agencies. Why should the killers continue to beat the intelligence of our security agencies? How are they succeeding in attacking soft targets all over Nigeria and the security agencies cannot outsmart them? Why has it been impossible for them to arrest them?”