The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has urged the Federal Government and the global Christian community to ensure the rescue of the abducted Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu, from the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists.
The President of PFN, Rev Felix Omobude, who gave the charge said the international Christian community should join in the search and negotiations to ensure that the girl is released without further delay.
Sharibu is the Christian girl who was kidnapped alongside 118 other students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe State.
When her colleagues were subsequently released, Sharibu was held back for allegedly refusing to renounce her Christian faith.
In an audio recording message recently, she sent a passionate appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to have pity on her and secure her release.
Omobude, in a statement at the weekend in Benin City, Edo State, called on the government to do all it takes to free the innocent girl.
“The PFN is considerably worried why it’s taking the government such a long time to secure the release of Sharibu. We urge the Buhari-led government to do the needful to reduce the tension her continuous detention against her will, is generating among the Christians in Nigeria and their well-wishers.”
Meanwhile, the Amnesty International (AI) has commended the Federal Government over the trial of suspected Boko Haram terrorists, describing the action as “good progress for the justice sector”.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report, the commendation was contained in a letter addressed to the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), by the Country Director of AI, Osai Ojigho.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement yesterday in Abuja said that a copy of the letter was made available to his office by the AGF.
He quoted the Amnesty International Nigeria as saying that its delegates, who were invited to observe the proceedings at the third phase of the trial at Wawa Military Cantonment, Kainji, New Bussa, Niger State from July 8 to July 11 ”were treated with respect and decorum.”