The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said it will not do the bidding of the terrorists by crying out for the freedom of our members in the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorists.
CAN President, His Eminence, Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle in a statement signed by his the Special Assistant (Media &Communications) Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, said government should wake up to its primary responsibilities of protecting the lives and properties of the people.
Rev Ayokunle said calling on the Federal government to free “our members from their captors who claim to be attacking us for religious sake is the right thing to do in this situation we have found ourselves”.
The president of the religious body said the criminals are targeting predominant Christian communities, killing, maiming and abducting people with or without any resistance from the security agencies.
The body went on to stress that the government should wake up to its responsibilities as they will not stop talking about its failure to protect their members which is not politicisation of religion.
Making reference to the kidnapping of 41 people in Kaduna State, the Adamawa State incident along with that of Leah Sharibu and the Chibok girls, CAN said that government has been treating the criminals with kid gloves, which is why they have refused to publish names of their kingpins, the terrorists, herdsmen killers and bandits in their custody and those who are being prosecution in the court of law for the world to see.
The religious body went on to say that as long as the unpleasant situations in the country remain the same the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria will not keep quiet since that is the only thing they can do aside from praying for the captives.