The Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to order the Nigerian army to rescue Pastor Bulus Yakuru from Boko Haram earlier than he’s executed.
Yakuru of Church of the Brethren (EYN) was kidnapped on 24 December, 2020, when the terrorists attacked Pemi village in Borno State and killed at the very least six individuals.
The cleric is being held by the Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram. In a video final Wednesday, the sect issued a one-week ultimatum to the federal government to satisfy its calls for.
Yakuru appealed to Buhari, Governor Babagana Zulum and the Christian management to intervene.
In a press release on Saturday, CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, mentioned although the group has no particulars of the requests, the President ought to make sure the captive just isn’t murdered like Rev Lawan Andimi.
Boko Haram murdered Andimi in January 2020. He was the District Chairman of the EYN and CAN Chairman of Michika Native Authorities in Adamawa State.
Ayokunle famous that the liberty of Yakuru is a litmus take a look at for the brand new army heads.
“Why ought to the federal government depart the residents of this nation on the mercy of insurgents, bandits and kidnappers? What then is the essence of getting a authorities in place?
“The world is watching whether or not the brand new Service Chiefs will dwell as much as expectations. If the then United States President, Donald Trump, ordered his army to rescue one kidnapped American in Nigeria, our President should act decisively on Pastor Yakuru,” he mentioned.