Owo Church Attack: Stop Giving Terrorists Amnesty, CAN Tells Buhari

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop granting amnesty to terrorists saying, the programme is counterproductive.

The Christian body stated this in a statement by the Media Assistant to the CAN President, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji on Sunday.

TheFact Nigeria noted that this was coming following the recent attack on worshippers at the St Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State on Sunday morning.

CAN while condemning the attack said there is no explanation for the carnage.

The Christian body said the perpetrators are demonic and should be apprehended by security agencies.

According to the statement “This is sad, wrong, condemnable, outrageous, unacceptable and satanic. There is no explanation for this unprovoked attack and assault on a place of worship. This is raw persecution.

“These people are possessed, demonic and are not working for the good of the country. May God descend heavily on them and fight them mindless agents of Satan from their roots in Jesus’ name.

“We are once again reiterating our quest for a total overhauling of the security architecture and are asking President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the recycling of those criminals and terrorists in the name of de-radicalising programme. If the programme is not counterproductive, how come the criminalities are always on the increase and nowhere is safe again.

“This menace of insecurity has gotten out of hands and is embarrassingly sore. Criminals are operating with impunity all over the country and unfortunately our government appears to be so busy with the 2023 general election that it has no time for the unending killings in the country.

“What legacy is the government and those who are the managers of our security architecture leaving behind for the unborn generation? We are praying for the government and the security agencies to get it right before it will be too late.

“If the Federal government is not interested in the State Police, what efforts are being put in place to arrest this unpleasant situation? We call on the State Governors to meet with the President to find the lasting solution to these killings. Issuing mere press statements of condemnations and what looks like empty threat is apparently not a way out of it.

“CAN commiserates with all the bereaved, the Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye, the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) and the Ondo State Government”, the statement said.

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