Borno girls abduction: CAN declares 3-day fast
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.