Govt Court Handling Of Kano Killing Will Determine Our Action On Kaduna Attack – Christian Youths
Youths under the auspices of Kaduna Christian Youths (KCY), have condemned the continuous attacks on innocent Christians, sighting the previous killing of a 74-year- old Mrs. Bridget Agbaheme over alleged “blasphemy” and the recent attack on a 41-year-old Mr. Francis Emmanuel in Kakuri, in Kaduna South local government area of the state.
The youths, who spoke to newsmen on weekend, said they were observing the court proceeding over Mrs. Bridget’s killing and also closely watching Kaduna state government’s action on the case of attack on carpenter Francis in Kaduna. According to them, “How government and the court handle the case would determine their next line of action on this issues.”
Coordinator of the youths, Mr. Irmiya Joshua, said, “Suddenly, the Muslim youths are provoking us again. We thought we could live in peace but their actions since the coming of this administration is making us feel as if they have consciously planned this all the while so as to get protection by government.”
Asked on what they intend to do, Mr. Joshua simply replied, “Nobody has the monopoly of violence. In Kaduna, we are known to be simple as well as violent when the need arises. We are watching the situation; we are coordinating and the end will determine our next line of action.”
It could be recalled that some Muslims youths attacked Mr. Francis Emmanuel at about 2:30pm when they found him eating, while they were observing the Ramadan fasting. Mr. Francis who was rushed to the St. Gerard’s Catholic Hospital, Kakuri, where he was treated following deep machete cuts on his head and other parts of his body, told journalists from his hospital bed that he was taking his lunch when the boys, numbering about six, descended on him on the grounds that he was not fasting.