Borno girls ab­duc­tion: CAN de­clares 3-day fast

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ya­haya Ibrahim, Maiduguri

The Chris­tians As­so­ci­a­tion of Nigeria (CAN) Borno State chap­ter yes­ter­day de­clared a three-day fast for the re­lease of sec­ondary girls ab­ducted from Chi­bok, last week.

State chair­man of the as­so­ci­a­tion, Rev. Ti­tus Pona, at a press brief­ing in Maiduguri, also ap­pealed to mem­bers of the Boko Haram sect to re­lease the stu­dents.

“We are call­ing on all Chris­tians in Borno State and Nigeria to fast and pray for the re­lease of more than 100 girls who were kid­napped. I am call­ing on all Chris­tians to fast and pray so that God will in­ter­vene,” he said.

He called on mem­bers of the sect to lay down their arms and di­a­logue with the federal and state gov­ern­ments.

“We are call­ing on mem­bers of the Boko Haram sect to lay down their arms and pur­sue their case through di­a­logue, be­cause if they di­a­logue with the govern­ment, maybe their prob­lem will be solved”, he said.

Rev Pona also ap­pealed to the federal and state gov­ern­ments to do ev­ery­thing within their pow­ers to en­sure the re­lease of the girls.

The CAN chair­man fur­ther called for more se­cu­rity men in Chi­bok and other vil­lages in the south­ern part of Borno, as ac­cord­ing to him, the in­sur­gents have shifted their at­tacks to volatile vil­lagers in the zone.

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