Rescue Andimi, Christians in captivity, CAN begs FG
The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to rescue all Christians in Boko haram and Islamic State West African Province captivity.
The body condemned the abduction of the chairman of Adamawa State chapter of CAN,
Rev. Lawan Andimi, by Boko haram last week.
CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, said the latest abduction was evidence of Christian persecution in Nigeria.
Ayokunle in a statement on Monday by his spokesman, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, said, “The Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria in Michika,
Adamawa State, Rev. Lawan Andimi, was abducted by Boko haram terrorists last week when they invaded the predominantly Christian community.
“As if that was not enough, there was a bandit attack on Kasaya village, another Christian community in the Chikun LGA of Kaduna State on Monday, where they abducted 41 people, including
Rev. Joshua Samaila. Up till now, nobody knows what has become of them.”
he also said the government had not rescued Bitrus Bwala, a principal lecturer at the College of Education, Gashua in Yobe State and 10 other Christians abducted by Boko haram terrorists on November 27, 2019.
The CAN chief said, “These are evidence of Christian persecutions in the country and when we cried out in support of the position of the United States of America Government, they said it was not true.
“If criminals are invading Christian communities, killing and abducting unchallenged, what do we call it if it is not persecution? how many terrorists, Fulani herdsmen killers and bandits are in the custody of the security agencies? how many of them have been arraigned?”
The body called on the the United Nations, US and United Kingdom to assist the government in protecting life and property “before it is too late.”
•L-R: Pastor Lazarous Muoka of the Lord’s Chosen; Imo State Governor, Mr Emeka Ihedioha; his wife, Ebere; and Mr Peter Obi, at Mgbidi 2020 in Imo State... on Sunday. Photo: Imo State Government