The Christian Association of Nigeria, Youth Wing, has lamented over the current security situation in the country, describing it as saddening.
The group who stated this on Thursday expressed worry over the fear of another civil war, noting that the country will not be able to stand its aftermath.
It further stated that since the last Biafra war, the nation is yet to recover from the negative effect of the war.
The national chairman of CAN’s Youth Wing, Belusochukwu Enwere, who stated this in a statement issued in Abuja, described the security situation in the country as saddening.
“The security situation in the country, especially South East saddens my heart. The situation in our land calls for urgent action and attention.
“Nigerians cannot afford to live in a season of anomie with the ongoing bloodshed, and the way and manner our youths, politicians, students and security agencies are being killed without proper justification.
“I wish to, on behalf of all Christian Youth, call for restraint and stoppage of all this deadly activity,” he said.
Enwere called on the government and security operatives to rise to the task by taking action to address the current situation in the country.
“We, therefore, call on the Federal Government, State Governors, military, police and other security agencies to sit-up and do the needful.
“The scars of the civil war are still fresh in our minds and psyche and so, we cannot afford another one,” he said.
Enwere further added that the elite could make a great difference through words of mouth. He said, “I am also appealing to the Federal Government, Southeast governors, bishops and clergymen, Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo, traditional rulers, military, police and other security agencies, General Overseers, youths and opinion moulders to carefully handle this situation and nip it in the bud before it becomes too late. The time to avoid a needless war is now.”
He, therefore, called for peaceful dialogue across all sectors in the country, charging the young people across the country to give peace a chance and stop the heightened destruction of lives and properties.