Kaduna State chapter chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev John Joseph Hayab, has asserted that some politicians were indirectly responsible for the continued banditry activities in the state.
According to him, political officeholders have caused disunity among citizens of the state and the country at large.
Hayab said this on Friday at a one-day roundtable on religion and politics in Kaduna.
The cleric maintained that politicians were fomenting division in society by poisoning the minds of peace-loving people with bigotry.
He appealed to the people to preach peace and love among them irrespective of their region and background.
“I vividly recalled that things were not like this before. There is the need to recover our Kaduna State, where everyone cares for the other irrespective of any difference,” he said.
He added; “We should stop treating one another as if we are not human beings. We should love humanity, and we should preach the message of love among our children because what binds us together is bigger than what divides us.”
The cleric called on Governor Uba Sani to redouble his efforts to restore peace and unity in the State.