The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has reacted to the report that a terrorist leader wanted to marry one of the Abuja-Kaduna train victims, 21-year-old Miss Azurfa Lois John, a Christian.
Recall that the negotiator, Tukur Mamu, who secured the release of some of the train attack victims, raised the alarm last Friday.
The apex Christian body called for the deployment of Special Forces in the military and the Nigeria Police Force to rescue the remaining victims still in captivity.
CAN made this call in a statement issued on Sunday night while urging Nigerians to continue praying for lasting peace and security in our country.
The statement read, “We are mindful of the alarm raised by Mr Tukur Mamu, and the situation is worrisome.
“The demands of the terrorists who attacked and kidnapped the Abuja-Kaduna passengers are well known to the Federal Government and they are in the public domain.
“However, we are comforted by the reality that the presidency recently said the administration has met all the demands.
“So, we call on the security agencies to rise to the occasion and rescue Miss Azurfa Lois and all the remaining travelers still held in captivity.
“Our faith in God to rescue the country from the current security challenges remains unwavering. We, therefore, call on Nigerians to keep on praying for enduring peace and security in our nation.”