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CAN Reacts To Leah Sharibu’s Death Sentence

The Christian Association Nigeria (CAN) has reacted to the death sentence recently passed on Ms. Leah Sharibu by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

Sharibu, who is the only remaining captive among the 110 schoolgirls abducted from the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State in March, has remained in captivity of the insurgents for refusing to denounce her Christian faith.

A faction of the Boko Haram sect, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), had announced recently that it would execute Ms Sharibu and two other humanitarian workers in their captivity in the manner they executed one Saifura Ahmed.

Reacting to the threat, CAN President, Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle, urged the Federal Government to secure the release of Sharibu and the other Boko Haram captives before they are killed.

Speaking through his Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the CAN President noted that the Dapchi schoolgirl was too young to die.

He said this during the flag off of ‘Ecumenism for Development and Peace Initiative (EDAPI)’ which is a non-governmental organization whose slogan is “#…TOO YOUNG TO DIE’ at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso.

The statement said Ayokunle “regrets that many Nigerians die untimely due to unchecked murderous activities of gunmen and Fulani herdsmen by the law enforcement agents. This has put sorrow in many people and communities all over the nation, especially, the north.

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