Saturday, January 28, 2012

Christians oppose M.D. Abubakar’s appointment as new Police Boss

African Examiner
28 January 2012

As controversy continues to trail the appointment of Mr. M.D. Abubakar
as acting Inspector General of Police, the nineteen northern states and
the Federal Capital Territory chapters of the Christian Association of
Nigeria (CAN) have declared that his tenure would not end terrorism in the

Describing Mohammed as a tainted cop, CAN said his appointment is
unacceptable to Christians in northern Nigeria, urging President Goodluck
Jonathan to drop him.

Interestingly however another group under the aegis of Arewa Youths
Forum, AYF, commended Abubakar’s appointment describing him as a
detribalised Nigerian, who is well equipped to tackle the nation’s surging
security challenges.

AYF National President, Alhaji Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu, called on
Nigerians to rally support for Abubakar to enable him succeed where his
predecessors failed.

Meanwhile CAN Publicity Secretary, Sunday Oibe in a statement referred
to the report of the Justice Niki Tobi Commission of inquiry into the Jos
crisis of 2001which recommended the acting IGP’s retirement from the
police as a sore point in his career and indication that he is not fit for the

According to CAN, Christians in the north currently do not feel secured
with Abubakar as the new Inspector General of Police owing to his biased
performance as Plateau State Commissioner of Police.

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