The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to seek help from foreign countries to address the insecurity facing the country.
CAN President, Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, made this known during a programme in Abuja on Saturday.
Ayokunle urged President Buhari to ask Israel, the United States, and other countries for help to combat banditry, insurgency, and other criminal activities in the country.
The CAN president said that CAN was seriously worried because of Christians who were affected by insecurity in Nigeria.
He said, “It is very obvious that Nigeria needs assistance. I’m not President Muhammadu Buhari, but I’m sure that he will be worried as well. He should be willing to seek help from anywhere because insecurity has reached a worrying point where nobody is safe.
“We need help, let me use the opportunity to tell the President to reach out to Israel, the United States, and other countries that could be of help to Nigeria, the problem of insecurity is becoming overwhelming.
“The insecurity, banditry, and kidnapping are against the human race. We are seriously worried at CAN because we are affected by the security challenges in Nigeria. The insecurity, banditry, and kidnapping are against the human race.
“The President and leadership of CAN have spoken several times against the security challenges and it does appear that it is too overwhelming to the present government. We will continue to pray for the government because there is lack of security everywhere, from Adamawa to Lagos, Sokoto to Enugu, the highway is not safe.
“Even when you’re in your house, you’re not safe. We are seriously worried, the onus is on the government to protect the people. And the first assignment of the government is to protect everybody, including the government officials because they too are not safe.
“The governors are not safe, you know what happened in Katsina, the home state of the President. I’m sure the President too will be worried as much as we are.”