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CAN asks Buhari to rescue aid workers, Leah Sharibu before it’s too late

CAN asks Buhari to rescue aid workers, Leah Sharibu before it’s too late
July 26
19:27 2019

Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to secure the release of Grace Taku and Leah Sharibu from their captors.

This comes two days after Taku appealed to the leadership of CAN to assist her in regaining freedom.

Insurgents suspected to be members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) had abducted her alongside five aid workers in Damasak, Borno state, last week.

In a video obtained by TheCable,Taku appealed to the federal government, CAN and the international community to come to their rescue.


In a statement in Abuja on Friday, Ayokunle asked the president and security operatives to ensure that all the hostages are released from captivity before it is too late.

“Boko Haram sect sometimes in April this year reportedly kidnapped a National Youth Service Corps member, Abraham Amuta and a cleric with Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), identified as Pastor Moses Oyeleke in Borno State. We have not heard anything about their whereabouts,” he said in a statement Bayo Oladeji, his media aide, issued on his behalf.

“We have heard the prompt response made by the Federal Government to the Save-Our-Soul cry of Grace and we join her in calling on President Muhammadu Buhari, and the security agencies, especially the Department of State Security to secure her freedom, and that of Leah Sharibu.


“Grace Taku has cried out on behalf of other hostages, like Amuta and Pastor Moses Oyeleke before it is too late.”

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said contacts are being made with the captors of the aid workers in the state.


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