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.