In a statement on Monday, CAN also called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (back), to order the security services to “immediately release and stop the ongoing kidnapping of clergy and other innocent Nigerians”.
Uche was abducted on Sunday in the Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State by the Methodist Bishop of Owerri and Prelate’s Chaplain, Rt. Pastor Dennis Mark, by gunman.
A statement entitled, ‘CAN calls on Buhari to order immediate repatriation of Methodist Prelate, two others’ was signed by Rev. Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant, Media and Communications, to CAN President, Rev. Dr. Samson Ayokunle.
The statement read in part, “If a great Uche Servant of God could be abducted as a three-year-old on the highway without police opposition, it speaks volumes about our security building.
“More than 10 pastors have been abducted this year alone and no one has been rescued by security agencies. In two cases, the victims were killed by their captors, unfortunately!
“This is no longer the land to be proud of. No rational government can continue to leave its citizens in the dire straits of insecurity that we are now. This situation is not good for our nation at all.
“Once again, we call on President Muhammadu Buhari to do his utmost to ensure that these servants of God are released promptly and without injury.
“This administration must redouble their image of widespread insecurity by bringing to mind the situation before leaving office.
“We urge those who are in charge of these servants of God to release them because they are not guilty of any wrongdoing. We call on Christians and other well-meaning Nigerians to join us in praying for their immediate release. ”