Abuja, 25 August, 2021 / 8:05 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian leaders in the West African nation of Nigeria have called on the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to go beyond statements and meetings and address the country’s challenge of insecurity or admit defeat and “throw in the towel.”
In a statement issued Monday, August 23, the Church leaders under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) say, “Stopping killing of the innocent by the criminals cannot be done by merely issuing press statements and holding periodical meetings with the security chiefs by the president.”
“Until the government shows the political will by arresting and bringing the culprits to book, the shedding of innocent blood will not cease,” the Christian leaders say.
They add, “We charge the Federal Government to fix the security challenges or throw in the towel.”
“The police and the military should be tasked to wake up to their responsibilities before these criminals turn the country into another Afghanistan,” the Christian leaders say in the statement signed by CAN’s Secretary General, Joseph Daramola.