The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says kidnapping is becoming a norm in Nigeria.

Rev. Samson Ayokunle, CAN President in a statement said the abduction of scores of Bethel Baptist College students in Kaduna was disheartening.

Ayokunle regretted that the kids left the confines of their parents in pursuit of education and a better future.

The welfare and security of citizens, the Christian leader stressed, is the primary responsibility of government, adding that the authorities and operatives are “overwhelmed”.

Ayokunle said the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has no business attending international fora, sending emissaries to other countries and commissioning projects when the lives of citizens are at stake.

The CAN President called it, “sin and a crime against humanity” to have zero regard for the lives of the people.

“It is very evident, by each passing hour, that this present administration is just paying lip service to the issues of security.

Ayokunle recalled that Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) criticized President Goodluck Jonathan’s government over perpetual terrorist attacks.

“But today, we are not only being harassed by Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (who recently appointed their own governor for Borno) we are traumatized by bandits, kidnappers and terrorists.

Nigeria is no longer a safe haven. It has gradually become a den of criminals who are operating almost unchecked,” Ayokunle noted.

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