Members of the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim (ESOCS), Yewa Provincial Headquarters, Ilaro, Ogun State on Sunday staged a protest against killings across Nigeria in response to the latest bloody incidents in Benue State against which CAN declared what it tagged “National and International Sunday of Christian Protest,” to draw global attention to the endless violence, mass murder and general insecurity across Nigeria.
Elder ‘Biodun Sanyaolu who is the National Treasurer of OAIC and the National Director of CAN while addressing the gathering vehemently rejected the violent activities of the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram and the marauding Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria.
Sanyaolu used the opportunity to demand for the release of Leah Sharibu, the young school girl abducted by Boko Haram terrorists from the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State just as he also demanded for the release of the remaining Chibok school girls as well as all other Nigerians in captivity.
The National Director of CAN, therefore called on Federal Government under the leadership of President Mohamadu Buhari to act swiftly to put an end to the killings, he also advised the Federal Government to rise up and perform its constitutional responsibility of protecting citizens, adding that no excuse should be given for the wicked act and perpetrators should be brought to book.
Members of the ESOCS carried placards with different inscriptions: “Enough of Bloodshed in Nigeria,” “Enough of Unlawful Killings in the Country,’ “FG, Release Leah Sharibu from Bondage”, “FG, Stop Herdsmen Killings,’ ‘CAN reject FG’s poor handling of Insecurity’, among others.
Prayer was offered to give the bereaved family in the affected areas the fortitude to bear the loss.