The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State chapter, has described the release of Kankara schoolboys, who were abducted by gunmen in Katsina State, as cheering news to all.
Revd. John Hayab, state Chairman of CAN, made the observation in a statement on Sunday in Kaduna.
Hayab, however, noted that the spirit and tempo which government and the security agencies deployed to get the children liberated should be sustained and adopted to get others still in captivity freed.
He noted the joy and excitement of the parents and all well-wishers, following the good news about the school children’s safe return.
He appealed to the government to redouble its efforts the to rescue those citizens that were still in captivity of bandits, criminals and terrorists, so as to make many more homes, families and communities happy,
“I appeal the government and security agencies to sustain the tempo, so as not to allow the criminals to regroup or re-strategise,” he said.
Hayab stressed that some citizens had suffered untold tragedy, and many others were still suffering in the hands of bandits.
“Therefore, we pray to see that the evil stops and a new lease of life of peace and harmony takes over the country,” he said.
He reiterated the need for the government to use the same strategies, which it used in getting the 344 schoolboys released, to get others out of captivity.
“Some of the Chibok girls are still there, we can’t forget them.
“Our prayer is that Nigerians will celebrate this Christmas and enter the New Year with hope for a secured nation,” he said.