In a meeting held in Kaduna State on Thursday by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the body admonished the Federal Government to put an end to terrorism in the country.
This was stated by the CAN President, Rev. Supo Ayokunle, while speaking in a conference tagged ‘Tarayyar Eklesiyoyin Kristi A Nigeria (TEKAN) 2020 assembly held in Kaduna state on Thursday.
“It is a very challenging time, accompanied by kidnapping for ransom especially by herdsmen and other hoodlums who are using such as source for trade.” He said.
He added that the current challenge in the country involves fighting terrorism and the church is engaged in the fight.
“There is no life without challenges, however, the present challenges is a special one because the church is fighting against terrorism,”
“It is a very challenging time, accompanied by kidnapping for ransom especially by herdsmen and other hoodlums who are using such as source for trade. Our call to government is that these criminals are not spirits, let them take the battle to their doors and put an end to it.”
Rev. Ayokunle noted that the cases of kidnapping in the country is on the high increase, most especially on Christians.
“The government must rise up more than ever before and perform their responsibility,” he said.
The CAN president also charge Christians and Nigerians, in general, to promote peace and unity, and learn to tolerate one another while also praying without season.
“They should also be tolerant and more prayerful because God answers prayers, restores peace and touches the heart of those who hate and want to eliminate us,” he said.
“I am also calling on all Nigerians especially the Christians under my constituency to give peace a chance. We should take the bull by the horns on our knees as we endeavour not to be provoked but to maintain peace with our neighbours.” He said.
Meanwhile, Naija News had reported that the Good Shepherd Catholic Major Seminary located in Kakau, along Kaduna-Abuja was on Wednesday night attacked by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
A further report revealed that four seminarians were kidnapped during the attack on the seminary.
The Registrar of the school, Rev Fr (Dr) Joel Usman, while speaking on the incident noted that the attack happened between 10:30 PM and 11:00 PM on Wednesday night.