The call was contained in a statement by the CAN president Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, as he expressed shock over the attack on the convoy of three highly placed traditional rulers in Borno State; namely the Emirs of Gwoza, Uba and Askira, by the dreaded Boko Haram sect.
“On behalf of my family and the entire Christian community in Nigeria, I wish to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the recent attack, especially the family of the late Alhaji Idrissa Timta, the Emir of Gwoza. It is true that words alone cannot console the families of the deceased but i urge them to take solace in the fact that God is in control”.
Pastor Ayo noted that the incident was unfortunate and indicative of the evil agenda of the sect “The killing of the Emir of Gwoza is most unfortunate and again demonstrates the evil plans and agenda of the Boko Haram sect”.
“CAN will continue to pray for the repose of the souls of all those who lost their lives in the Boko Haram insurgency, their efforts in fighting the terrorists will surely be remembered by posterity”.
He commended the efforts of the Nigerian security forces in the fight against terrorism.