by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The (government’s) silence about the 31 Baptist High School children still in the hands of their captors is bad and condemnable, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has decried.
This was contained in a statement issued and signed by chairman CAN Kaduna State, Rev. John Joseph Hayap, on Sunday night.
“These children were taken away from their school on 5th July, 2021. It is 67 days today, and our leaders are silent as if all is well when truly all is not well. How can it be well when parents of these 31 children have not known sleep for these 67 days? Any caring leader will also not sleep.
“These children should be released or rescued without delay. We all know that Kaduna State Government closed down schools for over a month, claiming that the military will go after bandits and have again asked all schools to reopen without bringing back our children,” it stated.
“What happens with the military exercise that leads to the closure of schools? Was it just another drama to divert the attention of parents and those sympathizing with the parents from the real situation?
“The Church in Kaduna State will never keep quiet till all our children and everyone in captivity is released and returned home,” the CAN chairman stated.