By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Christian Association of NIgeria (CAN), Kaduna State chapter has urged Nigerians and the international community not to take some pastors based in Abuja serious, who are bent on downplaying the killings and kidnappings going on in Kaduna State, especially as Christians are worst hit.
Chairman CAN Kaduna State, Rev Joseph John Hayab expressed this in a statement he personally signed and made available on Sunday July 18, 2021.
“CAN have watched and listened with dismay how some Abuja commercials Clergy have been recruited to discredit a serious security challenge that Kaduna State people especially Christians are going through in the hands of bandits and kidnappers who we believe are just been called a mild name but by their activities, you can call them terrorist even when our Government is shying away from calling a spade a spade by its name.
“These Abuja commercial pastors have been hired by the sponsors of the mayhem that Kaduna people and especially Christians are going through to say that the killings in southern Kaduna is being exaggerated,” it said.
CAN wondered that, “Where is the exaggeration when we still have 120 of our Bethel Baptist school children in the bush with bandits and neither the Government nor security agencies have done enough to rescue them?” It queried.
CAN Kaduna State therefore, invited those “commercial pastors who value money more than human lives” to come and they will lead them to each community and homes of victims in Zangon Kataf and other community that have been bedeviled with killings and burning of homes in the past weeks.
“Our people are known for love and honestly. We are only crying out because our farms land, homes, schools, and people are in danger. We have lost too many lives and properties to the ongoing carnage.We are calling on the Government at all levels to act responsibly and stop further killings in our state.
“We will continue to mobilize our fellow faithful to work and pray for peace that is built on justice and equity,” it vowed.