The Christian Association of Nigeria CAN has petitioned President Buhari over the abduction of a clergy by Boko Haram insurgents, asking him to order the military to his rescue before it is too late.
Pastor Bulud Yakuru of EYN Church of the Brethren was reportedly abducted on the 24th of December, 2020, when the terrorists attacked Pemi Village in Borno State and killed no fewer than seven people. He has since then been in the custody of the terrorists.Order Military To Rescue Pastor Abducted By Boko Haram - CAN Tells Buhari
He was, however, reportedly given a week ultimatum, on Wednesday by his captors for their demands to be met by the government else, he will be killed.
In a statement issued on Saturday, CAN President, Samson Ayokunle appealed to the Federal Government to secure the clergy’s release, noting that said the association is not aware of the demand. “Our appeal is to the President, the military and the Borno State government to ensure that Pastor Yakuru is not murdered like the district chairman of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) and CAN Chairman of Michika Local Government in Adamawa State, Rev Lawan Andimi”, his statement partly reads.
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“The leadership of CAN believes that the freedom of Pastor Yakuru is a litmus test for the new Service Chiefs and the whole world is watching whether they will live up to the expectations of or not. If the then American President,  Donald Trump could put his acts together from far away America and ordered his military to rescue one kidnapped American in Nigeria, then our President has no excuse or whatsoever not to act decisively and rescue Pastor Yakuru. Why should the government leave the citizens of this country at the mercy of insurgents, bandits and kidnappers? What then is the essence of having a government in place?”, the statement added.Photo Credit: Getty

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