Rev. Dr. Samson Ayokunle, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) National President has adviced the Federal Government that time is significant in rescuing the abducted Leah Sharibu and other Chibok girls by insurgents.
This appeal was made by the CAN President on Thursday during a condolence visit to Adamawa state to sympathize with the Christian community over recent attacks.
“Time is of the essence, every minute those people are spending in captivity matters so much about the years of their lives. We don’t need to delay or hesitate any longer. We are glad that the president is still making promises, but let it be transformed into action. We want to see them back very soon.”
The Christian leader asserted that the government has the ability to guarantee the safe release of Leah and the Chibok girls as any attempt to procrastinate could be risky.
“Our hearts are becoming sick; we have been hopeful. It is a government that is empowered to do work and they have everything it takes in order to know where these people are to get them out. The lives of the people in captivity are very important and attach to it, high priority.”
Meanwhile, Nathan Sharibu, the father of Leah begged the government to uphold the promises to rescue of his daughter.
“I’m disappointed in the federal government because the president has called my wife several times and promised that he is doing his possible best to see that my daughter has been released. He sent some ministers to my house to encourage us that our daughter will be coming back very soon, but till now, we haven’t seen her.”
Rev. Ayokunle was in Taraba state to also commiserate with the government and people over the recent attacks which led to loss of many lives in Lau and Wukari.
He pleaded with the government at both state and federal level to be more proactive to protect lives and properties of citizens in order to avert future attacks