The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the attack and burning of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Root of David Parish, by unknown persons.
The RCCG church was razed in the early hours of Monday, Feb. 13, at Apiawe village, Deidei, a suburb in Abuja.
Addressing newsmen on Friday, Rev. Jonah Samson, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), CAN, Chairman, described the attack as an act of wickedness.
Samson called on the Federal Government to take proper action by arresting the culprits and bringing them to book.
“I see this as provocation and it is so painful. You don’t need an Angel to tell you that a lot of destruction has been done here.
“We are hoping that the law will take its course in a situation where you find people who do not have respect for the law.
“To be very frank, issues like this must be tamed and people who have done this should be arrested and they should face the full wrath of the law.
“We expect that the government will take action and ensure that they fish out those who are responsible for this act and then with that we will be satisfied.”
Also speaking, Daniel Kadzai, National President, Youth Wing, CAN, also called on the government to take the issue of attacks and demolition of churches very seriously, saying it might get to a stage where youths will want to revenge.
Kadzai further advised Christian youths across the nation to always maintain peace and to be law-abiding citizens.
“I sincerely want to call on the government to take the issue of church burning, church demolition and attacks on Christians serious.
“We do not want to reach a point where we might not be able to control our youths. I will still call on our Christian youths across the nation to remain calm.
“The Bible enjoins us to live in peace with one another. We have remained peaceful and law abiding in the face of provocation.
“I will keep appealing to the government, whenever such things occur, we just hope that Christian youths will not be provoked to a point of taking laws into their hands”, he said.