A spiritual group, Congress of Northern Nigeria Christians (CNNC) has requested the Federal Government to make sure the discharge of kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirl in Yobe state, Leah Sharibu, earlier than Christmas.
The group mentioned the discharge of Ms. Sharibu would be the finest reward they may obtain through the Yuletide.
The request was made throughout a assembly of the affiliation in Kaduna state which drew members from the 19 northern States and the Federal Capital Territory.
Convener of the assembly, Professor Adamu Baikie lamented that after failing to launch Ms Sharibu alongside along with her schoolmates who had been kidnapped of their secondary faculty in Dapchi, Yobe State, on February the nineteenth, 2018, nothing a lot has been heard about her whereabouts and even efforts being made by Security companies to safe her launch.
“Who is it that has not been saying that the government should do the needful? Maybe the government needs to be told what the needful is. The needful is to get this girl out, but they are the only ones who have the means to do so.
“We cannot but depend on divine protection and God answering our prayers. If we are in a position to do something, we would have done more than what we have done. The situation is not beyond us, but to execute what we can do is beyond us.
“We have not relented in praying for her and praying for justice to be done,” he added.
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Also, a Christian chief from Borno state, Reverend Toma Ragijinya, whereas lamenting the devastating situation of residents of Internally Displaced Persons within the state because of the Boko Haram assaults, mentioned the church will proceed to wish and maintain advocacies that may compel responses from authorities for the discharge of Ms. Sharibu who has spent over one yr in captivity.
“What I will appeal to the government is that they have the capacity to do more than that to release this young girl. So we appeal that before the end of this year, before Christmas, let Leah Sharibu be released.
“We are praying and appealing that all those in authority should make sure that this girl is released and all Nigerians will celebrate her release.”
The group additionally urged the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on the deplorable roads throughout the nation, which they identified additionally contribute to the spate of insecurity within the nation.
They particularly urged the federal government to reactivate the previous rail strains in its place technique of transportation, as a substitute of ready when it’ll full the brand new customary gauges which might be capital intensive.