The South East Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has called on the government authorities to safeguard lives and property of the people in Kaduna State.
Bishop Goddy Okafor, the South East CAN Chairman, made the call on Sunday in Aba while addressing journalists on the persistent bloodbath in Southern Kaduna.
Okafor said that failure to stop the killings in Kaduna was creating fears in the minds of the people about their safety in their own country.
He said: “The killings going on in Southern Kaduna are very disturbing.
“We are one people, and we believe we’re one nation, but for these persistent killings going on in Southern Kaduna to keep occurring without drastic measures to stop it is very disturbing.
“These people that are being killed in Kaduna are Nigerians.
“Governments and security agencies owe it as a duty to protect them.
“The protection of lives and property is the responsibility of the government.
“Every time there are killings, some bandits are blamed.
“So, we keep asking, these bandits are they really human beings or spirits?”
Okafor also stressed that the development, if not halted, would endanger Nigeria’s healthcare system.
“If we lose all our good hands when we are sick, who will take care of us?
“Government should listen to the NMA and keep the best doctors we have with us here,” the Bishop said.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK