An urgent call has gone out to President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently secure the release of Leah Sharibu and other hostages held hostage by Boko Haram terrorists before it becomes too late.
This call was made by the Christian Association of Nigeria’s president, Dr Samson Ayokunle.
The Christian leader warned that failure to achieve this may cause the populace to lose confidence in the government noting that the primary duty of any government is to ensure the security of the lives and property of its citizenry.
This call was made by the Special Assistant on Media to the CAN President, Pastor Bayo Oladeji on Friday.
He said that CAN had seen the video on Taku, the aid worker in which she appealed earnestly to the Federal Government and Can to help secure her release.
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.
“We have heard the prompt response made by the Federal Government to the save-our-souls cry 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.”
CAN said it believed strongly that Leah Sharibu was still alive and believed she along with others will be set free in no short a time.
It also said there was need for a total overhaul of the nation’s entire security structure, noting that roads these days were now unsafe for motorists and travellers.
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