CAN asks FG to secure Sharibu’s release from Boko Haram captivity

CAN asks FG to secure Sharibu’s release from Boko Haram captivity

- President Buhari has been urged by CAN to ensure the release of Leah Sharibu and the remaining kidnapped Chibok girls from Boko Haram captivity

- Reverend Supo Ayokunle also asked the president to address the issue of insecurity in Nigeria

- According to Ayokunle, all the people of violence must be ruthlessly dealt with so that there might be peace, progress and prosperity in the country

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Saturday, April 27, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the release of Leah Sharibu and the remaining kidnapped Chibok girls from Boko Haram captivity.

Vanguard reports that the CAN maintained that their freedom should be the priority of government because they did not to warrant being in captivity.

The president association, Reverend Supo Ayokunle, made the call during a press conference held at the Nigerian Baptist Theology Seminary Hall, holding at Ogbomoso, Ibadan, Oyo state.

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Ayokunle said: “Nigerians want to be at peace and all the people of violence around us must be ruthlessly dealt with so that there might be peace, progress and prosperity in our land.”

“We additionally urge the states in Nigeria to implement without delay the new minimum wage of thirty thousand naira for Workers in Nigeria.

''This new monthly pay is not up to a day’s wage for a casual labourer in the United Kingdom. Nigerian workers deserve better pay and better life.”

He said apart from denominational business that would be focused upon during the session, there would be Bible studies, symposia, drama, music ministrations, adding that there would be special spiritual encounters which would address people’s physical challenges and spiritual life battles.

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According to him, “We are trusting God that the special anointed servants of the Lord within and outside our denomination that would minister to God’s people during the hours of the revival would be used greatly by the Lord to usher in miracles into the lives of God’s people as many as well would receive salvation of Christ Jesus.”

Legit.ng recently reported that Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, said the country is ready for states to have their own police.

The CAN president, during his visit to Taraba Internal Displaced Person (IDP) camp in Taraba, said that having state polices would ensure there is adequate protection of lives and property across the nation.

He noted that Nigerians are presently at the mercy of killer herdsmen, kidnappers, and other criminals.

Ayokinle also asked that the federal government should launch an investigation into how there is an increase in arms in the nation, where those arms come and come up with how to deal with it.

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