The Christian Association of Nigeria in the 19 Northern States and the Federal Capital Territory have bemoaned the challenges and the current economic hardship confronting the country.
Secretary-General, Northern, CAN, Elder Sunday Oibe, made this lamentation n a statement, claiming that the challenges bedeviling the nation was becoming unbearable for ordinary Nigerians.
“High cost of foodstuffs, transportation, goods and services have made life difficult for many Nigerians. The epileptic power supply has led to the collapse of many small businesses.
“The continued decline in the value of the naira and the seeming inability of the government to address the situation has completely weakened the purchasing power of ordinary Nigerians.”
“The situation is further compounded by escalating insecurity occasioned by rampant killings and kidnapping for ransom. Government must take urgent steps to address the depressing economic and escalating security situation in the country,” he said.
CAN equally lamented the rampaging activities of bandits in Plateau state and other parts of the country in recent times.
“We are saddened by the attacks by bandits in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau where many people were killed and several houses burnt barely a month after several communities in Barakin Ladi, Bokkos and the same Mangu, were raided by bandits resulting in the killings of over 300 people.”
Calling for the review of the security architecture for effective and decisive action, the Christian body charged governments at all levels to support the security agencies with all that is required to combat he criminals.
It also urged all Nigerians to cooperate with security personnel and pray for them as they confront these enemies of the nation.