The southern Youth Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) yesterday pleaded with the Federal Government and the security agencies to adopt all necessary measures to ensure the immediate release of Leah Sharibu from Boko Haram’s captivity.
Sharibu was abducted along with 110 other female pupils of a secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State, last month.
But while the other abductees were released by the terror sect, Sharibu was not, because she refused to renounce her Christian faith.
President of Southern YOWICAN, Mr. Oluchukwu Nnabugwu, said yesterday in a statement that “religion is a personal decision and should not be a determining factor for the safety of anyone in the country as being imposed by the Islamic group, Boko Haram.”
He enjoined the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to demand the release of the names of the five girls that reportedly died in captivity, adding that compensation should be paid to the bereaved parents.
Barrister Nnabugwu also condemned what he called politicization of the abduction and release of the innocent Dapchi schoolgirls, calling on the Federal Government to set up a high power judicial panel to investigate the abduction of the schoolgirls with a view to unmasking those behind the heinous crime and make them face the full wrath of the law.
He urged all Christians to pray for the safety of Sharibu while praying for a “miraculous shake up in Boko Haram camps that will truly decimate their terrorist activities.”