- The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) called on President Buhari to review the nation's security architecture
- Kano state chairman of the association, Reverend Samuel Adeyemo, said there is the need to reshuffle the security in order to address the growing security challenges
- Adeyemo, however, appreciated the efforts of the Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje, and the various security agencies for their roles
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to review the security architecture in the face of the numerous security challenges facing the country.
The Nation reports that the chairman of the Christian association in Kano state, Reverend Samuel Adeyemo, made the call during his remark at the Pastors Solemn Assembly for the Peace and Security of the Church held at Believers Fellowship Baptist Church, Kano.
Adeyemo cited insurgents’ attacks in the northeast as well as the wave of banditry, kidnapping and armed robbery on the highways in other parts of the country as basis for the appeal and the prayers.
The CAN chairman said God has been merciful to the city of Kano by shielding it from the growing wave of insecurity.
He said: "The wave of kidnapping, herdsmen killings, armed robbery, attacks on our highways and the insecurity in nation prompted us to call for these prayers. Muslims and Christians must rise up and pray.
“Secondly, let the security apparatus of the nation, that is the federal government need to reshuffle the security apparatus, let them review it, because we have the expertise, we have the materials to restore the nation’s security.”
He, however, appreciated the efforts of the Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and the various security agencies for their roles and urged them to redouble their efforts.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Kaduna state chapter of CAN said the church had spent over N300 million to secure release of members who had been victims of kidnapping between 2015 and 2019.
The state chairman of CAN, Joseph Hayab, made this known in an interview on Friday, August 9.
Hayab said over 500 members of CAN have been abducted in the state in the last four years.
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