A former aviation minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not doing enough to guarantee Leah Sharibu’s release. He also said that Christians in the country were being marginalized.
Kayode revealed this on Tuesday while presenting a document entitled “Good governance in Nigeria today: a crucial role of the Church,” held at the Nigeria Bible Translation Trust (NBTT), Jos, Plateau State.
“What we can do is return to our churches and encourage our people to talk to our government and tell the government to do the right thing for people like Leah Shariubu who, as far as I am concerned, was abandoned for this.” Government.
“I don’t believe for a minute that they have pressed enough for her to be released, she was the only Christian among those girls who were not released, and they went out bravely and said that, as a Christian, she would not be published and I hope that Government do much more than it is doing.
“This is a blow to this government, it is a spiritual wound for this government because more than one hundred million Christians in this country really believe that if these evil men capture you, if you are kidnapped and taken away, they will not care because you are a Christian, while they care about Muslims and make sure that Muslims are released, that is not acceptable and is something we must oppose,” he said.
He said that Christians had been targeted by Boko Haram and Fulani pastors who have killed women, children, and the elderly in recent years.
“The church has to set an example by joining to encourage Christians across the country, and we have more than 100 million Christians in this country, we need a healthy church and a church that not only shows but worries.
“I believe that the Christian community in this country has said everything it can say; Christians are not in charge of security agencies, Christians are not in charge of the judiciary, Christians are not in charge of the Executive, Christians are no longer in charge of the Legislature, Christians are no longer in charge of Nothing in this country.
“We must be sensitive as Christians to the challenges facing Christians in Nigeria, and if we want peace in Nigeria, no one should torment, marginalize, enslave or attempt to destroy the Christian faith.
“The goal of Christians is unacceptable, by any group of people or those who for any other reason, do not want to see them alive is unacceptable.”
“We have to unite and urge our Government to do something in that direction to ensure that the security of this country is guaranteed,” he said.