- CAN has warned the federal government not to allow Leah Sharibu die in Boko Haram captivity
- Laeah is the only Dapchi girl still being held by Boko Haram
- The Christian body, however, said that it would not stop to agitate for Leah's release
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned the federal government not to allow Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi girl still being held by Boko Haram, die in captivity, to avert religious crisis in Nigeria.
The Punch reports that the special assistant on media and communications to CAN president, Adebayo Oladeji, on Friday, May 18, in an exclusive interview, said CAN would not stop to agitate for the release of the schoolgirl, adding that her death could spell doom for the country as she was being detained because of her religious inclination.
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Legit.ng gathered that Oladeji said: “Recently, CAN called out its members to demand for her release. We have addressed a press conference calling for her release. At every opportunity any church leader has to speak to the public, they demand her release.
“We are doing a lot of things we cannot be disclosing to the public. Our concern includes the silence of the media and the civil society organisations thinking Leah Sharibu is a CAN affair. How many editorials have been written about her plight?
He added: “CAN will not cease the agitation for the release of all the abductees, including Leah Sharibu. Let all and sundry rise up against the failure of the security agencies and ask President Muhammadu Buhari to wake up from his slumber before the terrorists and herdsmen finish the country.
“Leah Sharibu must not die. Her death, God forbids, can spell doom for Nigeria. It can give an open invitation to religious war because Leah is being detained purely because of her religion.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported the father of Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi girl still in Boko Haram custody has accused the federal government of abandoning his family and not communicating with them on efforts to secure his daughter's freedom.
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