The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has reiterated its quest for a total overhauling of the security architecture and is asking President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the recycling of those criminals and terrorists in the name of the de-radicalising programme.
CAN leadership is inquisitive to ask, if the programme is not counterproductive, how come the criminalities are always on the increase and nowhere is safe again.
The association condemned the unprovoked attacks and killing of several innocent worshippers at the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo and called on the security agencies to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly criminality.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by , Media Assistant to the CAN President, Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, describing it as sad, wrong, condemnable, outrageous, unacceptable and satanic.
The statement reads in part: “This menace of insecurity has gotten out of hands and is embarrassingly sore. Criminals are operating with impunity all over the country and unfortunately, our government appears to be so busy with the 2023 general election that it has no time for the unending killings in the country.
“What legacy is the government and those who are the managers of our security architecture leaving behind for the unborn generation? We are praying for the government and the security agencies to get it right before it will be too late.
“If the Federal government is not interested in the State Police, what efforts are being put in place to arrest this unpleasant situation? We call on the State Governors to meet with the President to find a lasting solution to these killings. Issuing mere press statements of condemnation and what looks like an empty threat is apparently not a way out of it.
“There is no explanation for this unprovoked attack and assault on a place of worship. This is raw persecution. These people are possessed, demonic and are not working for the good of the country. May God descend heavily on them and fight them mindless agents of Satan from their roots in Jesus’ name.
“CAN commiserates with all the bereaved, the Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye, the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) and the Ondo State Government”, the statement further stated.