The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has described the attack by bandits on Abuja-Kaduna rail track as a terrorists act, saying bandits should be labelled terrorists.
CAN’s position came as the Northern State Council of Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, asked the Federal Government to expose sponsors of banditry in Nigeria.
The Christian body said the attack on the rail track, which led to the suspension of train services from Abuja to Kaduna, was an additional cause of concern for the people of Kaduna State and those coming to do business in the state.
Rev. John Joseph Hayab, Vice President of CAN( 19 Northern States and FCT) and chairman of Kaduna State chapter, said in a statement, titled ‘’Attack on Kaduna – Abuja rail track, a final onslaught by bandits’, that bandits in Kaduna had become very strong and daring to government and security agents.
“Thank God Governor El-Rufai himself has called on the Federal Government to declare bandits as terrorists so that our security forces can kill them. This shows further that the era of denials and playing politics with insecurity is coming to an end.
“Unless we maintain a firm position against those tormenting our citizens, these bandits will not let us have peace.
“Now that the bandits are destroying rail lines, what else have they not done to confirm they are terrorists and enemies of the state? “Our government should act decisively now before it will be too late.’’ (Vanguard)