Hold Buhari Accountable, Southern Kaduna Christians Say
The Southern Kaduna Christian Leaders Association called on well-meaning Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari accountable should anything happen to Leah Sharibu, one of the abducted girls from Dapchi.
The Secretary General of the Association, Apostle Emmanuel Egoh Bako in a statement in Kaduna expressed worry over what he described as glaring persecution of Christians under President Buhari-led Federal Government and disquiet over several calls to rescue the girls in good time.
The association also called on the international community including ECOWAS, Amnesty International and all other institutions to intervene in the release of Leah and other girls in the captivity of the terrorists.
According to the statement, “There is no doubt that events in the past weeks have subjected every individual with conscience to untold pressure, forcing us to doubt and ask questions on the competency, sincerity and neutrality of the current administration.
“As bona fide citizens and responsible religious leaders/shepherds, we are now perplexed with the incessant and unabated persecution of particularly Christians and Christianity in Nigeria.
“Nigerians should stop making excuses for, but hold the President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria accountable for the orchestrated attacks on Christians and Christianity in a nation that we are all stakeholders.
“Then, in a recent laughable and most embarrassing twist for our image as a country in the 21st century, a similar situation again played out at Dapchi in Yobe State.
“This time with more Muslims involved, the girls were in a couple of weeks safely returned but without Leah Sharibu who is a Christian.
“We call on Nigerians to hold the Federal Government responsible for the callousness of Boko Haram. This is evidenced as with so much appropriation for the fight against insurgency, our commonwealth is clearly being used to embolden these terrorists under the guise of ransom payment.
”How come that the Federal Government negotiated for the release of the “abducted” girls with exclusion of the only Christian amongst them?
“Maybe, because they were kidnapped during former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s administration and mainly Christians that is why this current administration has chosen to leave them in captivity? Else, whoever helped to negotiate the release of the Dapchi girls should have been engaged to help release the Chibok girls.”
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