The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called on the Federal Government to release the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and former National Security Adviser under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Sambo Dasuki.
Reverend Samson Ayokunle, President of CAN, made the call while addressing a press conference in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, at the weekend.
Ayokunle also urged the Federal Government to ensure the release of the Christian schoolgirl Boko Haram kidnapped from Dapchi, Borno State, last year, Leah Sharibu.
He enjoined the government to negotiate with the insurgents and secure Sharibu’s release as well as the remaining Chibok girls who have been in captivity of the Boko Haram since April 2014.
Ayokunle urged the government to “Put all machinery in motion to squarely address in a better way the issues of insecurity, such as kidnapping, Islamic insurgency called Boko Haram, herdsmen’s attacks and ethnic militia disturbances in North East of Nigeria.
“All the people in captivity have been there for too long, especially Leah Sharibu and the remaining Chibok girls.
“Of course, El-Zakzaky, and the former presidential security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, who is in the hands of the federal government are also due for release.”