The President, Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, on Monday said that as a Christian, he and the entire body of Christ are not allowed to rejoice over the death of Boko Haram kingpin, Abubakar Shekau.
“I have not heard the story yet but if it is true, as a Christian, we should not rejoice over the death of any one.
“Nevertheless I must commend the security forces, which had taken this war against terrorism in this country to a new and commendable height by the accomplishment they had achieved in the last couple of months,” he said.
According to him, the Christian community in Nigeria would have preferred that Shekau was caught alive and arraigned before a court of competence jurisdiction, where Nigerians would have the opportunity of hearing his explanation for the mindless killings of innocent Nigerians. “That is why I say that it is heavy on me to react to the death of this fellow.
I would really have been glad if he was caught alive so that he can answer so many questions bothering people’s minds. “Once again, I commend the members of the security forces, who had ensured that the turbulence in the North-East is gradually simmering down and people can now go about their daily chores almost unhindered.”