Reverend Samson Ayokunle, the National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has disclosed that his team escaped Boko Haram last week while on tour of Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
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Ayokunle, who was represented by Stephen Adegbite, the national director at CAN headquarters in Abuja, stated this at the inauguration of a new state executive committee of the body for Edo State.
The CAN president claimed that the terrorists massacred 31 people in Auno, a village near Maiduguri because they had escaped them.
He said: “We were going to Maiduguri last week with our president, our vehicle broke down on the road and we had to take three taxis to our destination. They (terrorists) laid ambush expecting to see CAN vehicles and then attack only for them to hear that we have arrived our destination. They killed 31 people that night for missing their target.”
He called for unity among Christians in the midst of attacks from terrorists, bandits and other violent crimes against Christians.
While addressing the Edo members of the Christian umbrella body, Ayokunle said the followers of Christ has no option than to remain united, urging the state chairman, Oyonnude Kure, to ensure that his second term is more productive.
“The body of Christ must remain one; unity is not negotiable because God has been faithful. The leadership of CAN is always under threat but it must ensure unity because we have our members all over the country. So, what else do we do than to remain united and work together?,” he added.