CAN Leader Killed By Boko Haram Minutes After State Of Emergency Declaration


Gunmen, on Tuesday evening, shot dead the Borno Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN. The gunmen are suspected to be part of Boko Haram.

Faye Pama Musa was killed inside his Maiduguri residence less than an hour after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a State of Emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.

The National President of CAN, Ayo Oritsejafor, confirmed the cleric’s killing an issues a brief statement where he described the killing as “sad”

Mr. Jonathan had before the incident slammed a state of emergency on Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States, saying it had become necessary for the Government to take extraordinary measures to restore normalcy.

After wide consultations, and in exercise of the powers conferred on me by the provisions of Section 305, sub-section 1 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, I hereby declare a State of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states,” he said.