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CAN demands killing of Alkali, Agom Adara probed

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Friday met President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja demanding for the setting up of Judicial Panel of Enquiry to probe the killing of Major-General Idris Alkali (rtd) and Agwom Adara, Dr Maiwada Galadima.
Alkali was killed in Plateau State on his way to Bauchi State, while the lifeless body of the traditional ruler, Galadima was found days after he was kidnapped along Kaduna-Kachia highway.
The association led by its President, Reverend (Dr) Samson Ayokunle, called on the President, to, ensure that the security agencies are non-partisan as 2019 elections draw nearer,  restore peace to troubled spots in Northern parts of the country especially in the Garshish District of Plateau State
The CAN leadership lauded the President for his efforts in fighting corruption, the initiatives to stem the tide of unemployment, the various efforts aimed at revamping the economy, the fight against Boko Haram terrorists and the implementation of the Bank Verification Number and the Treasury Single Account.
Responding, the President said that his vision and objectives for Nigeria are very clear and he is on course to achieving them.
Buhari said he was doing his best to fulfil his electoral promises of securing the country, fighting corruption and resuscitating the economy.
Quoted in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, he said that fighting corruption takes longer time especially with the need to adhere to the rule of law.
Responding to the request of CAN for an overhaul of the intelligence gathering system , President Buhari said the burden of intelligence gathering involves everyone especially  district heads , traditional rulers, opinion leaders and especially religious leaders that are very close to the grassroots.
He added that bandits who are operating in various communities live among the people and enjoined leaders of thought in various communities to avail security agencies of information about the criminals.
President Buhari also told the visitors that he had assurances from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that the 2019 elections will be  free and fair as he has been  victim of  fraudulent elections and  beneficiary of  free and fair election in the past.

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