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Kaduna pastors task Muslim leaders on insecurity, others

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Kaduna State Indigenous Pastors Network (KASIPAN) has called on Muslim leaders in the state to join hands with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in fighting kidnapping and other social ills in the state.

The clerics warned the state government against sponsorship of any group to cause disaffection among Christians and Muslims, in the midst of kidnapping and other crimes in the state.

After their meeting yesterday in Kaduna, officials of KASIPAN issued a statement signed by the secretary, Rev. Caleb Ambi, that some people who claimed to be representing the Kaduna State Council of Imams and Ulamas were sponsored by the powers-that-be to attack the leadership of CAN in the state, for crying out over the persistent abduction of pastors.

“We discovered that one of them, who was the arrowhead for the mischief, was even an employee of the Kaduna State government. We are aware of how much each of them was given to address that press conference of Saturday, August 17, 2019, to promote ill-feelings among Christians and Muslims to cover up for their failures in tackling the raising wave of kidnapping and other criminal activities that have made Kaduna unsafe,” KASIPAN stated.

The pastors said the group twisted the facts in the statements made by the CAN chairman, Rev. Joseph Hayab, relating to the abduction of Christians in Kaduna in the past four years.

“They tried in vain to twist the facts of the issues by accusing the CAN chairman of politicising the security situation in the state and for claims that kidnappers only abduct Christians in Kaduna.

“This concocted narrative by these impostors and their sponsors is not only childish and absurd, but clearly shows that rather than rallying the support of all citizens to tackle the challenges facing our state, they have resorted to adopting divide and rule tactics to further divide people along religious lines as can be seen in their skewed governance structure.”

The pastors called on Kaduna Ulamas to watch out for people who use their name to play politics.


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