The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to rescue Pastor Bulus Yakuru from Boko Haram before he is executed.
Yakuru of Church of the Brethren (EYN) who was abducted on 24 December, 2020, when the terrorists attacked Pemi village in Borno State and killed at least six people is being held by the Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram and released a video last Wednesday saying, the sect issued a one-week ultimatum to the government to meet its demands.
In a statement on Saturday, CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, said, the President should ensure the captive is not murdered like Rev Lawan Andimi.
Boko Haram murdered Andimi in January 2020. He was the District Chairman of the EYN and CAN Chairman of Michika Local Government in Adamawa State.
“Why should the government leave the citizens of this country at the mercy of insurgents, bandits and kidnappers? What then is the essence of having a government in place?
“The world is watching whether the new Service Chiefs will live up to expectations. If the then United States President, Donald Trump, ordered his military to rescue one kidnapped American in Nigeria, our President must act decisively on Pastor Yakuru,” he said.