CAN Demands Punishment For Attackers Of The Ondo Church

can demands punishment for attackers of the ondo church
can demands punishment for attackers of the ondo church

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) condemned what it termed an unwarranted attack and the murder of several innocent worshippers at the St. Francis Catholic Church on Owa-luwa Street in Owo on Sunday.

In a statement released on Sunday, the President of the CAN, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, demanded that the perpetrators of the heinous crime be apprehended without delay.

“This is sad, terrible, reprehensible, appalling, inexcusable, and demonic. There is no excuse for this unjustified assault on a house of worship. This is vicious persecution.

“These individuals are possessed and demonic, and they are not working for the sake of the country. Ayokunle’s spokesman, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, released a statement on his behalf in which he prayed for God’s wrath and vowed to combat Satan’s mindless agents at their roots.

In addition, he underlined the CAN’s call for a complete revamp of the security architecture and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to end the recycling of terrorists and criminals under the guise of a de-radicalization programme.

He remarked, “If the programme is not detrimental, then why are crimes on the rise and nowhere is safe?”

“This threat of insecurity has grown out of hand and has become embarrassingly painful. Unfortunately, our leadership appears to be so preoccupied with the general election of 2023 that it has little time to address the endless killings throughout the nation.

What legacy will the government and those who administer our security architecture leave to future generations? Before it is too late, we pray that the government and security agencies will make the correct decisions.

“If the Federal government is uninterested in the State Police, what steps are being taken to rectify this undesirable situation?” We call on the state governors to meet with the President to find a sustainable solution to these murders. “It appears that issuing only condemnatory press releases and what appear to be empty threats is not a viable strategy.”

He conveyed his condolences to the deceased, the Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye, the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), and the Ondo Church

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