Kaduna, 30 March, 2022 / 8:45 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have offered their prayers for the victims of the Monday, March 28 train attack.
Gunmen reportedly attacked a train traveling from Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, to Kaduna and opened fire leading to the deaths of seven passengers; 22 people were reportedly injured during the incident.
“Our hearts and prayers are with the bereaved families as we pray for God’s comfort. And to those who sustained injuries, we pray for quick recovery,’’ CAN Chairman in Kaduna State has been quoted as saying in a Wednesday, March 30 report.
Pastor John Joseph Hayab has also called on Christians and all people of goodwill in Kaduna State “to continue to pray and to do the needful for peace to reign.”
“Even while banditry is a heinous crime, the bandits appear to have evolved an extended network for intelligence gathering and planning to fulfil their mission,” the Nigerian Pastor says, speaking on behalf of CAN members who include representatives of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN).