CAN condemns the insecurity situation in Kaduna State


On Sunday, April 25, worshippers at the Haske Baptist Church, Manni Kuriga in Chikun Local Government, Kaduna State were kidnapped by bandits. The state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria has condemned the attack on the church and killing of some of its members.
The PUNCH reports that the bandits stormed the church in large numbers at about 9.00am when the service was ongoing. They released bullets which killed one even as majority were abducted.

Dr. Zakariya Dogo Taro, a medical doctor with the State Ministry of Health, was killed in the process. Also, an uncertain number of persons sustained injuries. An eye witness, Yakubu Bala, stated that some villagers have ran into the bushes while there are plans for some indigenes in Chukun Local Government to vacate their homes as the peaceful nature of the communities are being threatened.

Meanwhile, the secretary of Kaduna CAN, Rev. Caleb Maaji, has spoken against the attack. He stated that the incident was a sad one for the organization. Also, he spoke about the depleting state of security in the nation especially Kaduna State. He therefore pleaded with the government to put in more actions and reduce the words before the people would resort to defending themselves.

In his statement, Maaji said that it is quite unfortunate that insecurity is become a daily topic in the country. Moreover, the terrorists holding to ransom have not been brought to book.

Furthermore, he said the government should take the insecurity in the nation as a challenge to protect citizens and their properties. If not, they will be tagged a failed government. He also sent condolence messages to the local church at Manini, the Nigeria Baptist Convention and the families affected. Likewise, he prayed for the safe release of those abducted.

He implored the Federal Government and the Kaduna State Government to immediately swing into the action to address the security situation in the country and stop making unnecessary promises.

The latest attack in the state is that of students of Greenfield University along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway. So far, five students have been reportedly killed even as the bandits are demanding N800million ransom before the students could be released.

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