The Northern chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) told President Muhammadu Buhari that abduction, conversion and forcing underage Christian girls to marry emirs and Muslims has become a usual occurrence.
The Northern CAN Chairman, Yakubu Pam who led the delegation to President Buhari after coming out of the meeting told State House correspondents the discussion they had with the President.
He said, “We also talked on the issue of girl child abduction in the North. In some Northern states, some young girls and children are being abducted at 12 years old and the parents will just hear that the girls have been married to traditional rulers and emirs.
“This is gathering a cloud of crisis already and if that is not taken care of it will lead to a serious crisis. These are the issues we told the President,” Pam narrated.
Speaking further, “One of those challenges is that we are having difficulties in expressing our faith in the northern part of the country. We have also told him some of the difficulties we are passing through with the Fulani herdsmen.”