Kaduna state Christian association of Nigeria (CAN) has affirmed the release of Oluwakemi Omolewa, widow of slain resident pastor of living religion Church, Kaduna. However this turned into now not executed with out a payment of ransom which necessitated her release Thursday night time.
Closing Sunday, suspected bandits attacked Omolewa and her own family along Kaduna-Abuja road, killing Jeremiah, the husband of the abducted woman.
According to Joseph Hayab, Kaduna state chairman of the Christian association of Nigeria (CAN), deaconess Omolewa’s case is the brand new of ransom paid by means of the association
“unluckily, when we raised alarmed that our people are being kidnapped, someone, as opposed to apologising to us and tell us that they have no longer carried out properly, allow’s paintings collectively to do properly, they will move and sponsor a few faceless younger boys who are jobless and provide them cash to insult us,” he stated.
“The recent alarm I raised about the killing of the Late Omolewa and the kidnapping of his wife final Sunday, the following factor I noticed (on fb), was a write up and a cartoon of myself that i used to be speaking for PDP. And that i asked this question; are those Christians abducted, PDP participants?
“allow’s no longer politicise troubles that affect humans’s lives. I don’t have PDP card, but despite the fact that i have, is that a criminal offense in Nigeria?
‘’Even the APC in Kaduna kingdom, when they desired to be governor, they wrote me a letter in search of for my blessing and they understand that we supported the governor to be elected all through his first term. Ought to I be accused of being PDP member, simply because I informed them that some thing is wrong?
“a good way to now not deter the church from speaking out the fact. If this cash we were paying to kidnappers were to be channelled, we would have helped government in solving a number of the problems within the academic and health sectors by using making an investment in those sectors.
“lamentably, nowadays they are allowing evil human beings to impoverish us. What’s politics in me telling you that my people are suffering and death? What is politics in telling you that these kidnappers have to be arrested?
“they are spending our cash on our safety but we’re nonetheless struggling…they’re now speakme approximately blackmailing us, we can name the church to take action to forestall this evil. We will now not retain to have our humans being kidnapped and killed. Our people can not preserve to stay in worry, even in their houses.
“Even the United Nation thst talks approximately peace will not allow evil to go round the world. So blackmailing us will not prevent us from crying that our humans are being abducted and they may be suffering and not anything is being finished.
“Blackmail and individual assassination, simply to cover up to your incapability to relaxed us, will not address the hassle.”