The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged the Federal Government to accept failure and take the required steps to address the country’s security issues.
CAN believe that the government’s unwillingness to use its political will to apprehend and prosecute those responsible for banditry and terrorism in the country was resulting in a high number of homicides, kidnappings, cattle rustling, and other social vices affecting innocent residents.
In a statement, Joseph Daramola, the Christian Association of Nigeria’s General Secretary, said, “The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria condemns the killing of about 22 people in Plateau State and calls on President Muhammadu Buhari and his government to stop paying lip service to the country’s unending killings.”
According to CAN, stopping the killing of innocent Nigerians by criminals cannot be accomplished solely by the president releasing press statements and conducting periodic meetings with security chiefs.
The Christian organization stated that the pouring of innocent blood would continue unless the government demonstrates political will by arresting and prosecuting the perpetrators.
“We charge the Federal Government to either fix the security concerns or throw in the towel,” the CAN stated.
Before these criminals transform the country into another Afghanistan, the police and military should be tasked with waking up to their responsibilities.”