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 believed 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 the President Muhammadu Buhari and his government to stop paying lip service to the unending killings in the country.”
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, according to CAN.
The Christian organization stated that the pouring of innocent blood will continue unless the government demonstrates political will by arresting and prosecuting the perpetrators.
“We charge the Federal Government to fix the security challenges or throw in the towel. The police and the military should be tasked to wake up to their responsibilities before these criminals turn the country into another Afghanistan,” CAN said.