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Boko Haram: CAN Urges FG to Probe Sitting Governors

 The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday called on the federal government to investigate  some sitting governors over the activities of Boko Haram insurgents and Fulani attacks in the country.

In a communique issued in Jos yesterday after a meeting of the North-central zone of the association which comprises seven states including the federal capital territory (FCT), CAN said: "The federal government should thoroughly investigate some sitting governors who speak in favour of the insurgents as they may be sponsors of the Boko Haram and the Fulani herdsmen."

Signed by CAN Chairman, Northern-central zone, Reverend Yakubu Pam, the communiqué, which  decried  the loss of innocent lives and property as a result of the sect's activities, described the wickedness of Boko Haram and Fulani attacks as worrisome.

He said: "The Boko Haram who claim responsibilities for bomb blasts in the zone, the Fulani herdsmen who employ the services of mercenaries to kill mindlessly, burn and destroy properties in the zone are one and the same group."

He added: "The leadership of the CAN in the zone rejects in totality the proposed zoning grazing reserves and in its place ranches should be established in their state of origins.

CAN also expressed regrets  that the issue of compensation for affected victims and churches from post-election violence, bomb blasts and ethnic crisis has not been handled with probity, urging government to  investigate allocations and disbursement of the compensation fund,  as well as look into the cases of those who have not been compensated at all.

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