Kano Government’s Failure To Stop Extremism Led To Mob Killing Of Christian Pastor — Nigeria’s Humanist Association

The Humanist Association of Nigeria has condemned the brutal killing of Reverend Yohanna Shuaibu in Massu, a village within the Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano State.

This was contained in a letter addressed to the Hausa Christian Foundation, Kano, from the Chair Board of Trustees, Humanist Association of Nigeria, Leo Igwe. 

Kano Government's Failure To Stop Extremism Led To Mob Killing Of Christian Pastor — Nigeria’s Humanist Association 2

The affiliation described the homicide of the pastor as “another sordid illustration of Islamic extremism, hatred and intolerance in the region.”

It condemned the disposition of the Kano governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to the muslim/non-muslim conflicts within the state, alleging that the federal government enabled the oppression and persecution of minority non secular and perception teams within the state.

The humanist group added that the Kano State Government failed in its responsibility and accountability to guard the rights, lives and property of non-muslims together with Christians, and humanists.

The group mentioned it might proceed to marketing campaign for the equal rights of all Nigerians together with their rights to freely categorical or resign their religion or perception.

The letter reads, “I am writing to express our deepest sympathies following the brutal murder of Rev. Yohanna Shuaibu by an Islamic mob in Kano. The horrific killing of this Christian pastor is another sordid illustration of Islamic extremism, hatred and intolerance in the region.

“Unfortunately, the Gov. Ganduje-led Islamist government has not helped matters. His government has continued to enable the oppression and persecution with impunity of minority religious and belief groups in the state.

“Kano State Government has expressly failed in its duty and responsibility to protect the rights, lives and property of non-muslims including Christians, and Humanists.

“The government has consistently denied non-Muslims their rights to freedom of religion or belief and freedom of expression. Humanists in Kano and other parts of Nigeria stand with the Hausa Christian Foundation at this difficult moment.

“Humanists will continue to campaign for the equal rights of all Nigerians including their rights to freely express or renounce their faith or belief. Our thoughts are with the family of Rev Shuaibu and other victims of Islamic violence, and religious bloodletting in Kano State.”

SaharaReporters had reported that the Hausa Christian Foundation (HACFO) alleged {that a} Muslim mob killed a pastor.

In a press release on Sunday, the group additionally mentioned the mob burnt down the slain pastor’s home, church, and mission faculty.

The incident reportedly occurred when a younger Muslim man who transformed to Christianity allegedly killed his brother’s spouse throughout a struggle and the mob suspected that the pastor had a hand in his alleged conversion.

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Kano Government's Failure To Stop Extremism Led To Mob Killing Of Christian Pastor — Nigeria’s Humanist Association

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