The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the recycling of criminals in the name of de-radicalising terrorists.
The association asked the Buhari government to stop the deradicalisation programme and called for a total overhauling of the security architecture.
CAN made this known while reacting to the killing of worshipers at St Francis Catholic Church at Owa-luwa Street, Owo in Ondo State by unknown gunmen.
Recall that unknown gunmen on Sunday attacked the catholic church and killed many worshippers just as the service was nearing its conclusion.
It was gathered that the gunmen detonated explosives before firing at the worshippers including women and children.
Reacting in a statement issued by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Spokesman for the CAN President, Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle, condemned the unprovoked attacks and killing of several innocent worshippers at the church.
The association described the hideous attack as outrageous, unacceptable, and satanic, stating that the gruesome attack was raw persecution.
CAN commiserated with the families of the victims, the Catholic Church and the government, and the people of Ondo State over the incident.
The statement reads: “The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the unprovoked attacks and killing of several innocent worshippers at the St Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo, and called on the security agencies to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly criminality.
“This is sad, wrong, condemnable, outrageous, unacceptable, and satanic. There is no explanation for this unprovoked attack and assault on a place of worship. This is raw persecution.
“These people are possessed, and demonic and are not working for the good of the country. May God descends heavily on them and fights them mindless agents of Satan from their roots in Jesus’ name.”