SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, (THEWILL) – Barely 30 minutes after President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan declared a state of emergency in Borno State alongside two other states because of terrorism, the Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in the state, Reverend Faye Pama Musa has been shot dead inside his Maiduguri residence by members of the radical Islamic group, the Boko Haram
THEWILL gathered from security sources that Musa, the head pastor of a Pentecostal church in Maiduguri, the spiritual headquarters of the terrorist group, was trailed to his GRA residence by two gunmen who shot him at close range at about 7.30pm.
CAN Headquarters Confirms Assassination With “Heavy Heart”
The headquarters of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has confirmed the murder of Reverend Musa.
Describing the killing of its Secretary in Borno State as “sad”, Kenny Asaka, the media aide to the National President of CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, said the President received the news with a “heavy heart.”
The Boko Haram, a group of radical Islamic fundamentalists has claimed responsibility for hundreds of attacks that have killed over 2000 persons and wounded dozens.
The group says it wants Northern Nigeria to be governed under strict Islamic laws (Sharia).