The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has described the abduction of 333 students of Government Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State as tragic.
Describing the incident as unfortunate, the president of CAN, Rev Samson Ayokunle in a statement by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant (Media &Communications) said that it happened while President, Muhammadu Buhari, is in his home State means the criminals have sent a strong message to him that the security architecture of the country has been compromised under his watch.
CAN said the abduction has also exposed the failure of both government and the security agencies in learning from the abduction of 276 Chibok schoolgirls in 2014 in Borno State and 110 schoolgirls at the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College in Dapchi, in Yobe State in 2018.
“It also means all stakeholders in the Education sector have learnt nothing from the two historic tragedies despite the fact that our security agencies have failed to secure the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls and the only Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, who is still wasting in the den of the terrorists”.
The body lamented the ‘I don’t care!’ attitude of President Muhammadu Buhari noting that history is being written about him with the way he is addressing all security challenges just like that of the Chibok schoolgirls and the Jonathan administration.
The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) went on to call on all relevant security agencies to rise up and liberate all the innocent students before those who are holding them captive begin using them as suicide bombers. They also called on the International Community to come to the aid of Nigeria rid the siege of terrorists, bandits and criminal herdsmen masquerading and causing mayhem in our country.