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Christian Association Chairman Accuses Army of Shielding Jihadists Behind Recent Mangu Rampage 

Video of Rev Timothy Daluk’s bold allegation. Christian Association Chairman Accuses Army of Shielding Jihadists Behind Recent Mangu Rampage

By Ezinwanne Onwuka 

The chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Mangu County of Plateau State, Rev Timothy Daluk, said army officials were complicit in the terror attacks against Christians witnessed in the area on Jan. 23 and 24.

A swarm of jihadists speaking the Fulani language overran Plateau counties of Mangu and Bokkos on Christmas Eve and killed over 295 Christians according to monitoring groups.

The latest wave of violence began on Jan. 23, in Mangu, 42 miles Southeast of the capital city of Jos. Ten Christians have been killed with 10 houses destroyed, and a church set on fire in the violence, police authorities said.

TruthNigeria had published a security alert warning locals of the attack.

Rev. Daluk said the assailants went on a destruction and kiling spree because they had the backing of the Nigerian military.

“We don’t want the military in Mangu Local Government. They should pack their loads and go. We don’t want them,” he said in a short video shared on social media seen by TruthNigeria.

The greyed cleric pulled no punches in accusing soldiers of supporting displacement of thousands of Christians and standing watch as terrorists  burn their houses in Mangu County.

“I am here to report the situation happening in Mangu Local Government for the whole world to understand. What is happening in Mangu at this particular point in time, the military are the ones sending our people away for the militia to burn their houses” Daluk says.

“At this particular point in time, they have sent every Christian away from the new market, thereby leaving the Muslims to come and burn their houses,” according to be Daluk’s viral video. Daluk said he won’t fail to mobilize Christian locals in the area to take up arms and defend themselves since the military are failing to protect them from the armed militia.

On Jan 25 the Defense Headquarters announced that it was demanding that Rev. Daluk appear for a deposition at their offices to substantiate his claims, according to IntelRegion.com.  

—Ezinwanne Onwuka in Abuja writes the What’s News Feature for TruthNigeria.

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