As a Christian, we should not rejoice over the death of any one. wewould have preferred that Shekau was caught alive and arraigned before a court. – Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor.
The news in the internet in the last two days, has been the speculation that Imam Shekau, the Leader of the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram may have died from the gunshot wound he sustained last month and that Christian leaders are celebrating over it.
Against that backdrop, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the leader of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) express surprises on such reports credited to them.
Pastor Oritsejafor said that “I have not heard the story (Shakau's death) yet, but if it is true, as a Christian, we should not rejoice over the death of any one".
“Nevertheless I must commend the security forces, which had taken this war against terrorism in this country to a new and commendable height by the accomplishment they had achieved in the last couple of months.”
According to him, "the Christian community in Nigeria would have preferred that Shekau was caught alive and arraigned before a court, where Nigerians would have the opportunity of hearing his explanation for the mindless killings of innocent Nigerians.