The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in 19 Northern states and Abuja has condemned in strong terms the gruesome murder of innocent travellers by bandits in Sokoto State and attacks on citizens of Nigeria by bandits.
The association lamented that the activities of bandits have further showed that human life was cheaper than that of chickens today in Nigeria.
The Christian body therefore, “condemn the animalistic behavior. CAN is concerned that these terrorists have taken their crime against Nigerians too far.” Rev John Joseph Hayab, Vice Chairman CAN 19 Northern States and Abuja, said this in a statement on Thursday.
CAN called on the Federal Government and Governors in the Northern States, especially in the North west region to take strong measures to stop this evil permanently.
“How can people be productive when they are living in perpetual fear of terrorists in their homes and everywhere they go?
The statement observed that security of lives and properties was a serious government business, lamenting, “but what we are seeing today is how some of our leaders are playing politics with a serious matter that has almost destroyed the peace, joy and hope of the citizens.”
CAN appealed to security agencies to stop the unhealthy competition amongst them and work together in unity for the common good of all Nigerians, stressing that the security agencies had all it would take to defeat the bandits.
CAN said that on its part, it would continue to offer its prayers, support and play any role that will help to bring the evil being perpetrated in the society to an end.
CAN Northern States commiserated with families of those who lost their lives and every genuine well wisher and peace lovers.