Roumor debunked: ‘No Christian was killed in Zamfara’ – Northern CAN
The Northern Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, has come out to clear the air on the killings which occurred last week in Talata Maraf, Zamfara, saying that none of its members were among the eight persons widely reported to have been killed by a Muslim mob after an alleged blasphemy of the Mohammed, the Prophet of Islam.
The Public Relations Officer Northern CAN, Rev. John Hayab who spoke to Vanguard News yesterday said the media got it all wrong when it referred to the eight killed as Christians.
In his words as published by Vanguard News: “Our people on ground confirmed to us that none of our people were killed. We don’t need to mention those that were killed… We met yesterday (Friday) over the killings going on in Northern Nigeria. We clearly understood that those killed in Zamfara were not Christians. So, the erroneous story going on in the social media and in many other media claiming that those roasted were Christians should be corrected… But as an organization, we frowned at the killing human beings in whatsoever guise. Human being are human being. If they are criminals, there are police. We should report them to the police to arrest the and not to burn them in the house. Our concern is that our nation is becoming barbaric.”
But his findings by Northern CAN contradicts the position of the main body of CAN, which had earlier confirmed that the victims were Christians and had condemned murder, calling on all Christians to protect themselves.
Source: Vanguard News