Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State, has condemned the government’s silence and lack of concern regarding the high rate of killings within the last three weeks.
The chairman of CAN in Kaduna, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, in a statement on Sunday evening, June 26, said;
The killings are too much and the lack of concern by the government is disappointing and disgraceful.
The statement claimed that the terrorists were now so hardened and brutal, adding that they killed Nigerians without mercy and the rate at which they have turned on the Church in Kaduna State and Nigeria was alarming.
Hayab further bemoaned;
The bandits are now hardened and brutal. They are killing without mercy and the rate at which they have turned on the Church in Kaduna State and Nigeria is alarming and worrisome
He further lamented that the bandits know and understand that government would only talk but cannot act or cause them any threat, saying that that was why they (terrorists) were advancing more against the people.
The CAN official stressed;
The last three weekends have all been periods of mourning and anguish from our communities to the church.
The Reverend stated that the recent killing of Rev Fr Borogo was painful, condemnable and a serious call on the church.
He charged Christian leaders, and any communities exposed to the threat of the bandits to be alert to the threat of banditry and abduction.
CAN urged all Christians to continue to watch and pray with their object for defense in their hands against any attack by the terrorists.