The Coalition of Northern Groups has expressed their dismay over the reported incident of abduction and alleged forceful conversion to Christianity nine Kano Muslim children.
In a statement on Monday, the coalition’s spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Sulaiman, said the entire Northern part of the country is saddened that, “days after the discovery of this heinous crime, no federal, state or local government, cultural, traditional, or religious group, NGO, or international organization has spoken on the matter.”
The group, therefore, gave the federal and state governments an ultimatum to do the needful or face a massive protest, “to press for justice for these innocent children and others suffering or likely to suffer similar fates”.
October 14, 2019
The Coalition of Northern Groups is deeply touched by the report of nine innocent children forcefully separated from their parents and moved to Eastern Nigerian towns.
We are profoundly agitated to learn that the children were also baptized with new names and forcefully converted to a religion other than the one their parents practice.
We are also moved that all the players on both removing and receiving points belong to a certain Nigerian tribe whose members are deeply entrenched in every town, city and village in northern Nigeria.
We are particularly saddened that days after the discovery of this heinous crime, no federal, state or local government, cultural, traditional, or religious group, NGO, or international organization has spoken on the matter.
We are further disturbed that even the national and international media except just a few appear to want to downplay this matter