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There are strong indications that the 218 schoolgirls abducted six months ago in Chibok, Borno State, by the violent Boko Haram sect may be released on Monday following a ceasefire agreement between the sect and the Federal Government.
The Federal Government, through the Nigerian military, had on Friday said that it had agreed to a ceasefire with the violent sect and that the Chibok girls would soon be released.
The deal was announced by the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh.
The military has struggled to defeat Boko Haram sect which began attack against Nigeria since 2009.
The Islamist militant group sparked global outrage six months ago by abducting more than 200 girls from the town of Chibok.
Badeh said, “A ceasefire agreement has been concluded between the Federal Government and the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal Jihad (Boko Haram).”
Dear pastors, leaders of the faith, and all Nigerian Christians:
The Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, CANAN was formed Sept 2012 in New York by a group of Christian and professional leaders in the Nigerian community here in the US.
Since then, a total of 14 chapters have now been launched in major US cities, and now we are establishing our first local chapter in the west coast, of the US to be based in Los Angeles, CA.
This chapter will serve the state and other willing locations in the region. It would be CANAN's 15th chapter, and more chapters are in the offing.
Please review details about CANAN and other local chapters on www.cananusa.org.
Details of the LA Chapter launching holding are as follows:
Date: OCT 23
Venue: WEST ANGELES CHURCH
3600 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
The Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, CANAN, held its second annual fundraising dinner in New York City on Sunday where the organization's President vowed to raised $1 million within six months to help victims of terrorism in Nigeria.
In a powerful and heartfelt speech, Pastor James Fadele, Ph.D., acknowledged the rise in terrorism in Nigeria, particularly the growing threat of Islamic jihadist group Boko Haram, which advocates a strict form of sharia law.
More than 260 Islamist militants have surrendered in north-eastern Nigeria, the military has said.
Soldiers had also killed a man who featured in Boko Haram's propaganda videos pretending to be the group's leader Abubakar Shekau, it added.
Last year, the military said that Shekau may have been killed, without providing any proof.
Boko Haram has suffered heavy losses in recent weeks in battles in its stronghold of north-eastern Nigeria.
The military said that 135 Boko Haram members surrendered with their weapons in Biu, Borno state, on Tuesday - and that 133 others surrendered elsewhere in north-eastern Nigeria.
LEADER of the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has been confirmed killed by the Nigerian military in an exchange that also claimed the lives of about 135 other sect members.
The DDI further disclosed that “a total of 135 terrorists Wednesday evening surrendered along with equipment to troops around Biu local council. A group of 88 submitted themselves at Mairiga/Bun-Yadi while another group of 45 terrorists were taken in around Mubi-Michika. They are all being interrogated and processed in conformity with the dictates of standard best practices.”
The terror that Boko Haram continues to inflict on Nigeria has spilled into neighboring Cameroon in the form of refugees and direct attacks from the radical Islamist group.
Cameroon’s military fought with Boko Haram militants Sept. 6, killing 100 of them who had crossed into the country to attack the town of Fotokol, Cameroon state media outlets said. The army forced the rest of the fighters back into Nigeria’s Borno state, the birthplace of Boko Haram.
Cananusa.org/NY---After serving as the headquarters of the association for two years, a distinct CANAN chapter has now been formed for the New York area.
In an impressive inauguration ceremony last week Sunday, Sept. 14, Archbishop Joseph Alexander who presided over the event prayed that the new leaders of the Chapter will take the association to a new height as New York is the political and financial capital of the world.
He said much would be expected from the New York chapter because of its strategic location and expressed confidence that the line-up of leadership inaugurated would meet the expectation.
WASHINGTON — Had the Washington event featuring the first US appearance of one of the Nigerian schoolgirls who escaped the terrorist group Boko Haram taken place months ago – at the height of interest in the fate of about 300 mostly Christian kidnapped girls – more people might have come to hear the soft-spoken girl identified only as "Saa" tell her harrowing tale.