By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna
The Congress of Northern Nigeria Christians (CNNC) has called on the President Muhammdu Buhari-led government and governor Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai of Kaduna State to match words with action to ensure that insecurity is dealt with in Kaduna State.
The congress observed that curtailing the security challenges would give people confidence to move freely in search of their means of livelihood.
Elder Bulus Dogara, State Chairman and Rev. Eugene Luka Adamu, State Secretary in statement noted wherever there is peace, there would be rapid development in no small measure in the state and the country as a whole.
According to the statement, the plea of Congress of Northern Nigeria Christians, Kaduna state chapter is for government to take decisive steps to ensure the security of people and property.
“It is with heavy heart that we are compelled to make contributions to the happenings in the country, particularly in Northern Nigeria with the incessant killings that has become the order of the day. The increased killings and kidnapping in our society has indeed become a thing of concern that everybody is leaving in fear not knowing what happens in the next second.
“Most worrisome is the recent happenings that the bandits have developed another method of kidnapping students especially in Kaduna state from Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna, to Greenfield University, Kaduna, where their students were kidnapped and millions of naira were given as ransom besides the students that were killed before the others could be released.
“Of recent, the kidnapping of students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, in Chukun Local Government Area where small children were kidnapped and to date they are in the hands of their abductors in the bush in harsh environment that they are made to forcibly face for offence they did not commit. The kidnappers also went to Faith Academy but thank God they were repelled by the security,” the Congress explained.
It said the insecurity in the state is so terrifying that in Zango Kataf Local Government area, Katsit, Kibori, Warkan and other villages have all fallen into the hands of bandits and kidnappers with lives and properties destroyed.
As stakeholders in the project called Nigeria, the Congress noted that prays for the peaceful coexistence of the society, the continued abduction of students is a bad omen by opening the eyes of these little ones to what they are going through in the hands of bandits and the fear is that the young ones grow to know criminality in their lives, adding that the future of education in the North is seriously being bastardized that the future of the youth is so uncertain.
The statement stated, “With the way insecurity is growing, it has become almost impossible for the farmer to go to farm and the general movement of people to go about their normal way of life is being denied thereby increasing poverty in the land, thereby making the already bad situation worse.
“As a body of Christ, the killings in the society is against the will of God and humanity, and therefore, we are calling on the good people of Nigeria and the Christian body as a whole to please rise up and pray for God’s intervention to touch the hearts of those that have given themselves to killings, kidnapping, rape, maiming and the destruction of properties to have a rethink and stop. This is not only good for the society but for the people who are directly involved in the kidnapping.”