CAN to Buhari: release Leah Sharibu, Aid worker now

CAN to Buhari:  release Leah Sharibu, Aid worker now

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Dr Samson Ayokunle, has demanded for the immediate release of Leah Sharibu and the aid worker, Grace Taku, as well as other hostages being held by Boko Haram terrorists. He reminded President Muhammadu Buhari that the primary duty of any serious government was the security of lives

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Dr Samson Ayokunle, has demanded for the immediate release of Leah Sharibu and the aid worker, Grace Taku, as well as other hostages being held by Boko Haram terrorists.

He reminded President Muhammadu Buhari that the primary duty of any serious government was the security of lives and property of the people.

CAN PRESIDENT, DR. SAMSON AYOKUNLE

According to the Christian leader, any government that failed to guarantee such responsibility might lose the confidence of the citizens.

The Special Assistant, (Media) to the CAN President, Pastor Bayo Oladeji, said this in a statement in Abuja on Friday.

He said CAN had seen the video by Taku in which she appealed to the Federal Government, CAN, and other well-meaning people to secure her freedom and those of the other five victims abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents.

In response to Taku’s cry, the Christian association, therefore, appealed to the Federal Government and security agencies to secure her freedom and others.

It said, “The Boko Haram sect sometime in April this year reportedly kidnapped a National Youth Service Corps member, Abraham Amuta, and a cleric with the Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), identified as Pastor Moses Oyeleke in Borno State. We have not heard anything about their whereabouts.

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GOOGLE PHOTO: LEAH SHARIBU (LEFT) AND PRESIDENT. MUHAMMADU BUHARI (RIGHT)

“We have heard the prompt response made by the Federal Government to the save-our-soulscry of Grace and we join her in calling on President Muhammadu Buhari and the security agencies, especially the Department of State Services, to secure her freedom and that of  Leah Sharibu.

“Grace Taku has cried out on behalf of  other hostages, like Amuta and Pastor Moses Oyeleke before it is too late.”

The Association revealed that it strongly believed Sharibu was alive and she and others should be set free.

The body also restated calls for the overhaul of the nation’s security apparatus, noting that the roads were unsafe “as kidnappers, terrorists,  killer herdsmen and bandits are operating with impunity”.

The statement tasked the government needed to speed up action towards their release, stressing that time is of the essence.

FILE COPY: LEAH SHARIBU (LEFT) AND ARMED BANDITS (RIGHT)
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