The Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) in 19 Northern States has condemned in stronger term the killings of 23 travellers by bandits in Sokoto state.
The religious body said the gruesome murder of the innocent travellers and many other attacks on citizens by terrorists has shown that human life is cheaper than that of chickens in the country.
Northern CAN Vice Chairman Reverend John Joseph Hayab disclosed in a statement on Thursday.
He said CAN 19 Northern States and Abuja condemned the animalistic behaviour of these criminals because these terrorists have taken their crimes against Nigerians too far.
He called on the Federal Government and governors especially in the Northwest, to take strong measures to stop this evil permanently.
“How can people be productive when they are living in perpatual fear of terrorists in their homes and everywhere they go?.
“Security of lives and property is a serious government business but what we are seeing today is how some of our leaders are playing politics with a serious matter that has almost destroyed the peace, joy and hope of the citizens,” he said.
“CAN is appealing to security agencies to stop the unhealthy competition amongst them and work together in unity for the common good of all Nigerians,” he said.
Reverend Hayab stated that security agencies have all it takes to defeat these terrorists.
He said CAN on its part will continue to offer prayers, support and play any role that will help to bring this evil to an end.
He said CAN Northern States commiserate with families of those who lost their lives and pray that God comfort them and repose the souls of the departed.