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Boko Haram assassinate Borno church leader

15 May 2013, 08:25

Abuja - Boko Haram dissidents have reacted to President Goodluck Jonathan's declaration of State of Emergency by assassinating the secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Faye Pama Musa.

Musa was murdered on Tuesday while in his house in Maiduguri by gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram.

The slain reverend was the presiding pastor of REME Assembly in the politically troubled Borno State.

An eyewitness and resident of Maiduguri, Jibrin Bello, told CAJ News that Musa was trailed from the church to his house around the GRA area at about 7.30pm by two gunmen.

"He attempted to escape, but the assailants shot him at close range.

"He died on the spot," Bellow said

Media aide to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) National President, Kenny Asaka, confirmed the incident to journalists, adding that the president of the association Rev. Ayo Oritsajafor was in pain following the "barbaric murder".

"The Borno CAN secretary has been killed. We've got the report and the national president received it with a heavy heart. It is very sad," Asaka said.

- CAJ News


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