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Pastor’s Daughter Kidnapped In Bida Niger State – CAN Urged Police For Immediate Release

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Pastor’s Daughter Kidnapped In Bida Niger State – CAN Urged Police For Immediate Release

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July 17, 2013 – Pastor’s Daughter Kidnapped In Niger State On The Order Of Emir Of Bida, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar – CAN Urges Police For Immediate Release

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) on Wednesday engaged in war of words over the alleged abduction of the daughter of a pastor by the Emir of Bida, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar.

The Vice President of CAN, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, called on the police to ensure the immediate release of the pastor’s daughter.

The victim is a student of Federal Polytechnic, Bida.

Ayokunle made the call during a press conference held at the NBC Secretariat, Dugbe, Ibadan, on Wednesday.

The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, had accused the Emir of abducting the daughter of a pastor and keeping her in his palace for some weeks.

But, the Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs described comments by the CAN President as being deliberately targeted against Islam and Muslim leaders.

NSCIA, in a statement signed by its acting Director of Publicity, Muhammad Kassim, said it had become a normal routine for the CAN president to target his outbursts at some Muslim personalities in the country.

However, the CAN Vice-President, said the response of the NSCIA to the Oritsejafor’s statement on the alleged abduction was unfortunate and could lead to unnecessary incitement.

“As Vice-President of Christian Association of Nigeria I wish to state that the comments our President made were never directed at Islam because we are never a disrespectful people.

“CAN will never fail to speak through our president or any other officer mandated to speak on our behalf on any national issue or about anyone in the society whose action appears to be inappropriate,” Ayokunle said during the press briefing.

[Culled from The Nation]



  1. ojo

    July 18, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Where on earth did the comment of CAN president insult the Islam. Thats how this Islamic leaders always incite unnecessary fight. The CAN president simply asked the Emir of Bida to release the girl he abducted. This girl issue has been treated severally on Hembelembe radio program. Why are they still keeping the girl, if it were their own daughter hw will they feel? Will religion make u to forget ur parents. Emir of Bida pls release dat girl or talk if u hv killed her. Nonesense!

  2. Dauda yahaya

    July 18, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    See fool!(Emir of Bida) to hell with islam am sick and tired of this develish things!!!

  3. Hon Hamzat

    July 30, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Dauda yahya U̶̲̥̅̊я name sound Islamic……Ɣ nt change U̶̲̥̅̊я name to any christianity name, stop hiding under islamic name $ in islam we dnt call ☺U̶̲̥̅̊я Religious Leaders Names…..Mind ur Words ” Islam is Peace”

  4. musty

    August 9, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    dauda yahaya, u r fool of ur self ur name sounds Islamic and u’r talking nonsense.plz always keep sht whn u’r ignorant .islam is peace. idiot!!!

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