Enugu, 29 November, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian leaders in Nigeria are calling for collective responsibility in knowing and exposing terror movements to relevant authorities in the West African country.
In a November 24 report, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says that the leadership of the association will not relent in talking to the Muhammadu Buhari-led government “openly” about the need to “defend citizens”.
“It is a collective responsibility, not just the responsibility of the government alone to know, see and fish out certain movements that are suspicious and report the same to the authorities,’’ Rev. Daniel Okoh is quoted as saying during the 31st General Assembly and Standing Committee of the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN).
“CAN has not relented in its call to the Federal Government and the security agencies to be alive to their responsibilities to defend citizens and the territorial integrity of the country,” says the president of the body that includes representatives of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN).
He says CAN officials “have been talking to the security agencies; we have been raising our prophetic voice and we hope that those in charge will listen.”