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“Go after Government if it offends you” – CAN Chairman tells bandits

…Says, “You are kidnapping wrong people.”

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Rev. Joseph Hayap

The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State, Rev. Joseph John Hayap, has said Nigerians are suffering in their country because of so much lies.

He also enjoined kidnappers and bandits to stop kidnapping and killing innocent Nigerians but deal with government, if it’s the one that offended them.

The chairman made the assertions in an address at the special prayer session held in Kaduna Albarka Church for victims of abduction, leaders, security agencies, churches and against insecurity in Kaduna and Nigeria.

CAN expressed surprise over abduction of Redeemed Church evangelists as well as Afaka 39 students in Kaduna and circumstances surrounding the acclaimed rescue of 180 students, adding that the world knows the students escaped abductors themselves.

Mixed with English and Hausa Languages, Hayap lauded that, “The reason why we’re suffering so much in this country is because lies are too much.”

He also lauded, saying, “Kidnappers, if you are hearing me, none of us here have an issue with you. Our problem with you is that, stop kidnapping us. If governments have offended you, go and deal with them and leave us alone. We’ve not carried your cows; we’ve no business with anything you are agitating for. So, why tormenting us?”

Rev. Hayap also prayed that those, who have taken kidnapping as a good business, would be exposed by God, if they refuse to quit it, “in Jesus, Name.”

Explaining further, he said “In the morning of next day, the Afaka students, who escaped abductors, came back, including those from town and gathered to commensurate with the affected. They gathered and counted them and said they rescued 180. How can you treat your citizens like that?

“If we’re the one that did that, they’ll say we’re enemies of government. I told my secretary that the students are confessing that nobody rescued them. If you want to save the country, save them with truth,” he lamented.

Hayap further quoted (from the scripture) thus: “The Bible said that ‘You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free;’ but, if you tell lies … You all know the answers.” 

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