Christian Association of Nigeria , Kaduna Chapter has condemned the abduction of Reverend Father John Bako Shekwolo, the Parish Priest of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Ankwa Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
In a statement signed Rev. John Joseph Hayab, Chairman, Christian Association Of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State , ” while we note with pains that kidnapping in Kaduna State has become a big business, we appeal to the consciousness of the kidnappers to kindly release Father Shekwolo unhurt.
“It is sad that Kaduna State has become centre of kidnapping with government doing almost nothing to stop it. This shows there is governance failure as far as security of lives and properties is concern.
“Unless we stop playing lips service to issues of security, the evil of kidnapping and other insecurity problems will not stop.
“Government and security agencies must wake up to their full responsibilities of protecting lives and properties of its citizens which is the essence of government existence.
“To the kidnappers, CAN appeal to them to please release the poor and innocent Priest unhurt to the waiting hands of the Church and his family.
“Meanwhile I am appealing to all faithfuls and lovers of peace to continue to pray for Father Shekwolo and for God to touch the hearts of the kidnappers.”