CAN reacts as Boko Haram terrorists kill 3 in Yobe

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Yobe has reacted to the killing of three persons in the state by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

In a statement on Thursday, the state CAN secretary, Reverend Ibrahim Abako condemned the incident while calling on the government and security agencies to redouble efforts against the insurgents.

“On behalf of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Yobe State chapter, we condemn in totality the killing of Christian Youth along Damaturu-Biu Road,” he said.

“This incident has been happening frequently. We call on the government especially the military and police to take proactive measures by protecting the citizens regardless of their religious background.”

The assailants reportedly abducted them on the road on Wednesday before later killing them.

A relative to one of the victims said that the incident happened near Kamuya, a Yobe/Borno border community.

He explained that only three of the passengers who were Christians were abducted while others were freed.

“They were coming from Biu and suddenly the attackers stopped their vehicle and picked four of them who are Christian into the bush, killing three of them. Later, we saw their corpses on social media.

“We only sighted three corpses out of the four persons abducted. We did not know the whereabouts of the other person,” he said.

The abductors had earlier called the parents of the victims in Machina, Adamawa State on their plan to kill the hostages.

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