The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Imo State has condemned Sunday invasion of a church in Nkwerre Imo State by security operatives, apologising to the Anglican Church.
Imo CAN Chairman Reverend Eches Divine-Eches, tendered the apology on behalf of the religious body on Monday while addressing reporters in Owerri.
“The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Imo State chapter hereby apologises to the Anglican Church over the recent incident of the arrest of Uche Nwosu in one of its parishes,” he said. “We believe that this could have been avoided.”
Heavily-armed security operatives had stormed the church on Sunday, shooting indiscriminately as they abducted Uche Nwosu, a former governorship candidate in Imo and son-in-law of former Governor Rochas Okorocha.
Divine-Eches took exception to the invasion, urging security agencies to ensure they carry out their duty in a professional manner.
He asked them to shun actions that can give detractors and criminally-minded persons the opportunity to destroy their good works.
He said, “As the umbrella body of the Christians in the state, we support efforts by security agents to bring any person fingered of involvement of any form of criminality in our state to book.”
“The security agencies must be mindful of the mode of operation to avoid offending the sensitivity of our people and unwillingly giving detractors the opportunity to rubbish their good work.”