Monday 25th September, 2017
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Chibok Girls: TEKAN President urges FG to ensure the release of the remaining girls

Chibok Girls: TEKAN President urges FG to ensure the release of the remaining girls

Sequel to the recent release of 82 abducted Chibok girls by the Boko Haram terrorist group, the President of Tarayar Ekklisiyoyin Kris­ti a Nigeria (TEKAN) Rev. Ca­leb Ahima has called on the Muhammadu Buhari led Fed­eral Government to put more efforts in ensuring the release of the remaining girls.

TEKAN a body which con­sist of over 15 churches, includ­ing the likes of ECWA, COCIN, EYN, among others, is a body where most of abducted girl’s churches belongs to.

Ahima made the called in Jos after dedicating some new facil­ities at the TEKAN Headquar­ters in Jos.

He commended the Federal Government and the security operatives for putting efforts in ensuring the release of 82 girls.

He said the release of the chiboks girls is a good develop­ment, but demanded the feder­al government to do more to re­lease the remaining girls.

“We call on the Federal Gov­ernment to do all it can to se­cure the release of the remain­ing Chibok girls from the hands of their captors.

“I’m calling on the Federal Government to work while it is day for the night cometh when no man can work”, he stressed.

The TEKAN President fur­ther called on the Federal Gov­ernment to ensure that the freed Chibok girls are given prop­er medical care and rehabilita­tion, adding that the girls be giv­en good welfare care and good education.

The Cleric urged Northern Governors to collaborate in en­suring that criminal elements in the region are cleared off the streets, as well as ensuring free­dom of worship and association in all the states of the North to prevent a situation whereby some groups operating under whatever guise would go on burning places of worship.

Ahima tasks the Federal and State Governments to consider helping in rebuilding Churches destroyed by insurgents, as well as provide adequate security to give meaning to the lives of the returning displaced persons.

He urged all Christians to pray for the government in its efforts to promote unity, peace and prosperity in the country.

It would be recalled that 276 Chibok girls were abduct­ed from Chibok Government Secondary School on April 14th, 2014, while they were preparing for their Senior School Certifi­cate Examination.