- The Christian Association of Nigeria tells the Nigerian government to end the kidnappings and other crimes in the country
- Reverend Supo Ayokunle, the president of the CAN says the current times are very challenging due to hoodlums who use kidnapping for ransom as a source for trade
- Ayokunle urges the government to take the battle to the criminals
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the Nigerian government to end the activities of kidnappers and other criminals in the country, noting that persons behind such acts are not spirits.
Reverend Supo Ayokunle, the president of CAN made the call at a religious gathering in Kaduna on Thursday, January 9, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said the current times were very challenging due to hoodlums who use kidnapping for ransom as a source for trade.
“It’s a very challenging time, accompanied by kidnapping for ransom especially by herdsmen and other hoodlums, who are using such as a source for trade,” he said.
“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.”
He, however, noted that though terrorism is not limited to Nigeria, Christian communities in the country have also suffered from the nefarious activities of terrorists.
He alleged that CAN local government chairmen in Jos, Taraba and Adamawa are still being held by kidnappers.
The CAN leader said the government must rise up to its responsibilities by taking the battle to the criminals.
He also urged all Nigerians especially Christians to give peace a chance, adding that God answers prayers, restores peace and touches the heart of those who hate.
Meanwhile, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has cautioned those fighting against the launch of the south-west security outfit, ‘Operation Amotekun’ in Ibadan, Oyo state.
Speaking with journalists ahead of the inauguration of the outfit on Wednesday, January 8, Adams said Operation Amotekun will put an end to criminality in the region.
Describing the initiative as a welcome development, Adams said the idea was long overdue and that the Yoruba people are happy with Operation Amotekun.
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