Most Rev Musa Panti Filibus, Ph.D Archbishop, LCCN
On the abduction of students in Katsina State
It is most disheartening that we are again confronted with the news of the abduction of over 300 school children from the Government Science School, Kankara in Katsina State. This criminal act of attack on innocent and defenceless school children is condemnable in all terms. No child should go through this kind of traumatising experience.
The re-occurrence of abduction of school children in our country is a matter of serious concern that must be handled differently.
While standing in prayers with the abducted school children, their families, Kankara community and the Katsina State Government, I wish to reiterate our call to the government of Nigeria and all those entrusted with responsibility for security to expedite action in the search and rescue of these children out of untold trauma and sufferings. They should also take extra measures to ensure that such ugly stories are never repeated in this country.
We stand in solidarity and prayers with the abducted school children, their families, the Kankara community and Katsina State Government during these dark moments. May the Lord God almighty grant our prayers that these children return safely and reunited with their families. God have mercy!
Most Rev. Musa Panti Filibus, PhD
Archbishop Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria and President Lutheran World Federation