‘Are Some Nigerians More Equal Than Others?’ CAN Queries Buhari After Securing Zainab Aliyu’s Freedom

The Christian Association of Nigeria, Northern State chapter, congratulate Zainab Aliyu Parent over their daughter’s release from Saudi Arabia prison.

Meanwhile, they are not happy over continued detention of Leah Sharibu by Boko Haram.

Leah was adopted along 109 school girls by Boko Haram in Dapchi, Yobe State on Febuary 2018. After their adaption, federal government swing into action by negotiating with the terrorist that led to the release of the girls, except Leah sharibu the only girl in capitvity from the incident on account of been a christian.

Public Relations Officer of the Christian Associaton Of Nigeria, Rev. Joseph Hayab, revealed the church’s position on the continued detention of Leah, saying: “CAN Northern states rejoices with the parents of Zainab Aliyu and the government of Nigeria for securing her release after she was arrested and detained in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking related offence.

Hayab, said “It is sad that many innocent Nigerians are suffering for a crime they know nothing about. This prompt effort by government is commendable and should be sustained for all and in the future, because this is what we want to see from our leaders in this country.

“But as we rejoice about this development, we are also compelled to ask this important question: Are all Nigerians equal or some are more equal than others?

“We are aware that many innocent citizens of our country have been arrested, some killed and others are still in detention; but we have not heard any directives from Mr. President to his Attorney General to take action about them with this kind of urgency.

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“If we want our citizens to be proud of their government and country, then we need to show equal concern about what happens to everyone in this country. We cannot also celebrate the release of Zainab and forget Leah Sharibu who did not commit any crime but has been in captivity for over a year now.

“We, therefore, appeal to President Buhari to direct his security agencies to double their efforts and get Leah released and reunited with her parents. Leah, too, wants to enjoy the protection of her leaders.”

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