Reverend Yakubu Pam, who is the re-elected chairman of the 19 Northern Sates of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has promised to put an end to the persecution of Christians in Northern Nigeria.
Moreover, he stated that the gains achieved during his first tenure would be consolidated upon, and that several issues bedevilling the Christian community in the North ranging from the inability of Christians to acquire land and the rights to freedom of worship will be addressed during his second tenure.
The Northern CAN chairman also said that, he and his team are committed to ensuring that the remaining Chibok girls are released from Boko Haram’s captivity.
He also commended President Buhari for his intervention in securing Zainab Aliyu’s release from the Saudi Authorities, and urged him to extend the same gestures to other captives.
Reverend Pam charges security agencies in the state to intensify efforts in resolving the issue of farmer/herder clashes.
He said: “It is like we are not in control of our borders, and when a country is not in control of her borders, the citizens are in a very big trouble. We should be able to control our borders, know who goes out and comes in.
The army should also sit up to do the needful, particularly in some of our forests…”