WCC encourages “swift and peaceful” action to restore Nigeria’s missing girls
GENEVA, Switzerland, May 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The abduction of more than 250 young women by the Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria has prompted “profound concern” from the World Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit. In his letter to Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, Tveit encouraged a “swift and peaceful” action to restore these students back to their homes.
The letter from the WCC general secretary was issued on Monday, 5 May.
“This tragic situation is devastating not only to the immediate community, but also to all Nigerians praying and working for peace. It touches the World Council of Churches directly, as many who have lost their daughters are members of our church families in Nigeria,” said Tveit.
He added that the WCC’s concern for the abducted Nigerian students is “intensified in the…
View original post 115 more words