The Kano State chapter chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Adeolu Adeyemo on Thursday wept over the nine rescued children, just as Governor Abdullahi Ganduje inaugurated the 16-man Commission of Inquiry to unravel the mystery behind the tragedy.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that after establishing protocol, the CAN chairman could not speak further as he was beside himself with emotions.
Our reporter, who was at the venue of the inauguration, reports that the Master of The Ceremony had to collect the microphone from the emotional CAN leader and comforted him back to his seat.
However, after a while ago, the CAN chair indicated his readiness to carry on with the speech.
In his speech, Mr Adeyemo said, “today I see the gravity of cruelty done to parents and children. This is a crime against humanity that God in the heaven condemns.
“I am touched. The church does not in any way and by any means support this act. Bible says, a child can never leave his parents until he reaches 13 years,” he stressed.
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The CAN leader added: “This is indeed an evil deed that is punishable on the side of God. These people are not Christians because they do not represent the tenets of Christianity.”
The CAN chairman also expressed delight that the incident did not cause a crisis in the state, stressing that nobody kidnaps for Christ as He (Christ) does not recognize such.
Recall that on Friday, October 11, the Kano State Police Command had paraded a gang of six kidnappers for allegedly abducting, selling and forceful conversion to Christianity of nine children in Onitsha, Anambra State.