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Nigerian Northern Christians Allege Governor Shettima Knows Whereabouts Of Abducted Female Students

CAN President, Ayo Oritsejafor
CAN President, Ayo Oritsejafor

The Northern Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has alleged that Borno State governor, Alhaji Kassim Shettima knows the whereabouts of over 200 female students that were abducted by members of Boko Haram a fortnight ago at Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok
“The Governor and government of Borno State should and must as a matter of urgency stop playing politics with the lives of the children of other people. They should produce those children without delay because they know their whereabouts.”
In a statement issued on Monday by Secretary-General,
Professor Daniel Babayi and Public Relations Officer, Sunday Oibe, Northern CAN demanded to know from Governor Shettima and Commissioner for Education, Principal and CSO of the school on what they did and what they did not do that led to the ferrying away of the abducted gilrs who went to sit for an examination for the betterment of their tomorrow.
It asked: “how come that the parents of these children have not been able to come out and say anything? Are they saying that these children are orphans and do not have parents? We demand an explanation because from our investigation, parents of these children are facing intimidation and threats from the government of Borno State.
“That is why they could not come out to speak; but they are nursing their pains in silence.”
CAN asked the Governor to do everything within his powers to produce these children.
“We have it on good authority that some of these children are being raped 15 times a day. Some of these children are being compelled to be wives of these criminals. If you want to marry somebody’s daughter, you must seek the consent of her parents and not to ferry under-aged children and perpetrate a lot of havoc on them.
“The abduction of these girls seems a resurrection of what the Christian communities in Northern Nigeria have been suffering for centuries in the hands of the Emirs and Imams, regarding forceful conversion and abduction of Christian girls. Borno State government should be reminded that the fundamental human rights of these people should be respected and protected.
“The Governor should provide immediate explanation because we know that some people want to sacrifice these children on the altar of politics. There is a limit to which Christians would tolerate all these abnormalities. We suspect a conspiracy among all of these characters, including the Governor, Commissioner for Education, Principal and CSO since non of the daughters of the teachers and Principal were abducted; there is more to it and this is the position of Northern CAN.

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