Hold Bauchi Government Liable For The Bomb Blast – CAN

Hold Bauchi Government Liable For The Bomb Blast – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria on Monday blamed the Bauchi State government for Sunday’s suicide bomb attack on a Catholic Church in the state.

It would be recalled that a suicide bomber attacked Saint John’s Catholic Church in Bauchi, killing two people and injured several others.

The attack was the third in two weeks.

The first occurred a week ago where nine people were killed in Zango village by unknown gunmen and the killing last week Monday of former Comptroller General of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Ibrahim Jarma, who was shot dead together with his orderly after he came out from the mosque near his house in Azare.

CAN blame the attacks, which it said is targeted at Christians on the state government.

A statement issued in Abuja by CAN’s National General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Musa Asake, said the body received the news of the bombing with a mixture of shock and sadness.

The statement reads:

“The Christian Association of Nigeria received with shock the bomb explosion at the St. John’s Catholic Cathedral in Bauchi which killed four people when an explosives-packed car reportedly rammed into the line of worshippers waiting to be screened before entering the Church.

“The government has failed to take precautionary measures and compliment the efforts of Christians in the state. As it is, the state government seems to be unfazed by the calamities happening to Christians.

“It is sad that after several attacks on Christians in the state we are still unable to put our fingers on the government’s ability to secure the lives, property of Christians and their Churches.”

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