Kaduna, 14 March, 2022 / 11:25 am (ACI Africa).
Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State are calling for a break in the cycle of banditry, murders and other forms of crime that have affected the State saying the vices should not be passed on to future generations.
In a Wednesday, March 9 report, Christian leaders under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) say many crimes in the State go unreported.
"Our dear state has been on the news for the wrong reasons which include banditry, kidnapping, assaults on communities and killings of innocent citizens,” the Chairman of CAN in Kaduna State, an entity that includes representatives of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), has been quoted as saying.
In the report, Pastor John Joseph Hayab adds, “We cannot pass this type of record to the next generation when others are struggling to get out of poverty to become self-reliant."
“This evil must stop now,” the CAN official further says, adding that those keeping quiet about crimes in the West African nation “need to speak up forthwith."