The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN has cautioned the nation’s president, Muhammadu Buhari over his decision to re-integrate members of the Boko Haram sect back into the society.
CAN’s president, Samson Ayokunle said the move was very disturbing and not one totally welcome by the association.
He made this known while speaking during a news conference in Abuja to mark the second year of Leah Sharibu’s abduction.
He said “The setting free of so-called ex-Boko Haram terrorists under de-radicalisation, rehabilitation, empowerment of the arrested terrorists by the federal government is rather troubling and suspicious.
What is the guarantee that the freed ex-terrorists would not return to Sambisa forest and pick up their arms against innocent Nigerians?”
In the same vein, the association’s vice president, Caleb Shima said tge president had failed the country and put the life of the citizenry in peril.
He said “The development is a shame and there is a cloud of confusion that hangs over the nation and the people that are governing this nation are not doing the right thing.
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We are sure of one thing. We cannot doubt that the government knows what is happening. Looking at the fact that we are a nation, we have the air force, the navy, we have the soldiers, we have the weapons, but what is happening in this nation?
We call on the federal government again that we are getting to a point of anarchy.
We have every reason to be suspicious and to speak passionately to government again that Christians in this nation are Nigerians and must not be killed.”