Mama Helen Oritsejafor, wife of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President has stated that the over 200 Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram would soon find their way home.
She made the call at the Children’s Day Celebration, nationally tagged: “Unite for Peace, Unite for Children,” held at the Warri Township Stadium, Warri, Delta State.
Praying fervently for the missing girls, she prophesied, “Chibok children will soon find their way home. We may never know how far this gathering will go. As we all come together to pray back the Chibok children, may their case soon become a testimony in our lips,” she prayed.
She called on Nigerians to unite despite diverse tribe and religion. “Jesus is our peace. Tribes notwithstanding, God has made us one. I see a Nigerian where an Ijaw man would hold hands with an Itsekiri man, when a Muslim Hausa would embrace a Christian Niger Deltan. That is the Nigeria of our dream and to come to fruition, we must choose to be one. We must stop fighting one another. We must begin to celebrate one another’s talents and strengths.”
Other speakers at the event included chairman of Warri South Local Government Area, Dr Austin Uroye, the Chief Inspector of Education in the local council, Dr M. E. Emeshichi and the DPO of A-Division, Warri, CSP Garaje Gado. They all expressed optimism that the girls would indeed be returned home soon.