A non-governmental organisation, Priests Peace and Justice Initiative (PPI) has called for the immediate and unconditional release of the remaining Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu who has spent over 237 days in Boko Haram captivity.
Speaking during the initiative’s peaceful protest at the weekend in Abuja, the general overseer, Palace of Priests Assembly, Dr Otive Igbuzor, urged the federal government to ensure the unconditional release of Sharibu and other captives held against their will by the terrorists.
“Leah Sharibu is in the hands of the wicked, we’ve prayed, we’re now making a demand on them that they should release her and all other people held unconditionally. And we’re calling on the federal government to do everything possible to ensure her immediate release so that she can join her family. 237 days is an unimaginable nightmare for the parents of the abducted girl.
“What we expect in this country is what Prophet Amos said in Amos Chapter 5 versus 24. It says ‘let justice roll like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream,’ we need justice in this country, Leah Sharibu, Ochanya, the poor,” he added.
Igbuzor also condemned the indiscriminate posting of killings and attacks on social media, adding that no one has the right to kill another human being.
He said: “We all know that God created every human being. Nobody has the power to take lives because no one can give life, only God can give life. Therefore, no terrorist has the right to take any human life, that’s why we condemn in its entity, the killing of workers by the terrorists, the open killing and posting on social media, it is very condemnable.”
Earlier, the assistant overseer, Dr Ejiro Igbuzor called on Nigerians to collect their permanent voter’s card and ensure that righteous people are voted into power.
“We need leaders who are righteous because the Bible says when the righteous are in authority the people rejoice but when the wicked rule the people groan; we’re groaning in Nigeria and we want to use this medium to call on Nigerians to vote in people who will be righteous, who will do things that will bring succour to the poor,” she added.