The Northern States chapter of 4th e Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN has express sadness over the abduction of 105 school girls in Dapchi, Yobe State.
“CAN is saying, the Nigeria security agencies must not play the propaganda game any more. They should go after the criminals that have abducted these girls. The security should take serious action and stop making noise and confusing people,” they said.
The Spokesman of the 19th Northern States CAN, Rev. John Joseph Hayab told Journalists in Kaduna that the Christian body is deeply about concern about the “return of kidnappings of large girls again in Nigeria.”
“CAN is deeply concern with this develop when we have not yet gotten back all the Chibok girls, and now another 105 school girls have been kidnapped.
“And sadly, though the Yobe State government have apologized for its first denial, but that denial made Nigerians more confuse because it shows we cannot be truthful when fellow Nigerians are affected,” said CAN.
They added that the government and the security agencies “must sit-up. The girls must not stay long like the previous before they are release.”
According to them, “the girls must be brought back alive. The young girls are Nigerians, they need the protection of the Nigerian government. These girls can be anybody daughters.”
“This particular abduction is challenge to government to prove to Nigerians that the huge spending on security is not been drain, because when we hear and read stories that billion of dollars is expended for security and we still have issues like this, then it tells us that there is a serious problem in the country.
“As a Christian body, we have every moral responsibility to shout onbehalf of the girls and their parents.
“We are appealing to the kidnappers to release the innocent who have not wrong them in any way,” they said.
While sympathising with the families of the kidnapped girls, the Dapchi community and government of Yobe State, CAN said “we are praying for the government to do what is right this time to get the girls rescued from the hands of the criminals.”