The chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in Kaduna, Pastor John Joseph Hayab has said all their cries for help is falling on deaf ears as the government has shown it’s not ready to help them.
Speaking after the body of the young seminarians killed by abductors was committed to mother earth, he said Christians are helpless.
“Kaduna State citizens have suffered untold hardship in the hands of bandits and evil men in recent years. As a result of an increase in banditry, many have been chased away from their homes and villages.
The sad story is that bandits have kidnapped, killed and collected huge ransoms from victims for years.
“When such evil was going on, we cried to the government and security agencies to carry out their constitutional duties but it seemed the cries fell on deaf ears. However, the news that security men went after bandits in Birnin Gwari forest and killed many of them yesterday brings back hope and the expectations that good and peaceful days may be returning to our dear state and country.
“CAN Kaduna State, therefore, commends the Inspector General of Police and all the team for doing what law-abiding have expected them to do. Even though this effort may be coming late but it is better late than never.
“Therefore, we celebrate this feat and encourage the Police to keep the momentum until every criminal and all their hideouts are cleared for citizens to have a new lease of life.
“CAN appeals to all citizens to continue to pray for our security men and women and also to render any form of support needed to win the war against the enemies of the state.
“We pray for a quick recovery for those who sustained injuries in the course of the operation. Their sacrifices are appreciated and duly acknowledged,” Pastor Hayab stated.
Daily Mail reports that Nnadi Michael, one of the four abducted seminarians was from the Good Shepherd Major Seminary in Karu, Kaduna.
The four students were abducted from their hostel by gunmen dressed in military uniforms on January 9, 2020, according to a statement last Saturday night by Registrar, Good Shepherd Major Seminary Kaduna, Rev. Fr. Dr. Joel Usman.