Ambassador John Pofi Made this appeal for the release of Rev. Zango and Pastor Yakuru in a open letter to the President, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari.
THE OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.
I bring you calvary greetings.
Your excellency, this is the first time I am writing an open letter to your exalted office.
I’m doing so because it has become extremely necessary and also urgent.
There are many issues that are happening in our land that are bothering me but the reason for writing this letter is to urgently draw your limited attention to two abductions, not because the case of thousands of other people who are still in captivity is not disturbing, but as the National Coordinator, Prayer Force Network I am pained by the abduction of two clergymen, Reverend Polycarp Zongo of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) who was kidnapped on the 19th of October, 2020 and pastor Balus Yakuru of the EYN who was kidnapped on the 24th of December, 2020.
These gentlemen have spent months in the hands of their captors without any iota of hope for their rescue.
Few days ago, the Northern Governors’ Forum had a tea party in Kaduna under the guise of finding solutions to the ongoing deception in northern Nigeria.
I am not surprised that the same day the meeting ended, was the same day the Jangebe school girls were “abducted”. I am not surprised because the forum is bereft of leadership.
With an accidental and clueless Governor Simon Lalong as its chairman, I am not surprised that the Forum has entered menopause and will not be productive any more.
While insecurity dominated discussion at the tea party, Lalong who has long mortgaged his conscience did not even mention the case of Reverend Zongo even if it is just for mentioning sake.
The same manner he failed to provide good governance to Plateau state, so it is with the forum that is why I always tell my Plateau people that our state is one of the “Governorless” States in Nigeria.
Another failed representative of the State and a purported clergy man at the federal level who is also an embarrassment and a burden to the state is the Executive Secretary, National Christian Pilgrims Commission, Yakubu Pam who has never raised his voice against all the injustices that being meted on Christians and the where about of the two clergies.
His silence is a clear indication that he has abandoned his call as a Pastor and has fully joined importent politics, the type that retards development and community cohesion.
Mr. President, I am passionately appealing to you to urgently aid the release of these two clergymen especially now that the insurgents have given an ultimatum over the neck of Pastor Yakuru.
Mr. President, have mercy upon their families and the church and set up an inquiry into their case with the necessary urgency that it deserves.
Accept the assurances of my highest esteem, your excellency.
Yours in the service of our father land.
Amb. John Pofi, JP
National Coordinator, Prayer Force Network.