President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor AyoOritsejafor, together with his counterpart, US-based Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans (CANAN), Dr. James Fadele, will Thursday, July 25, 2013 address an international press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC.
It was gathered that both Oritsejafor and Fadele will discuss the updates in the global fight against Boko Haram terrorism including developments in Nigeria, USA, and the United Kingdom. They will demonstrate the urgent need for the State Department to eview its refusal to designate Boko Haram as foreign terrorist Organisation (FTO).
The jihadist group now ranks 2nd deadliest in the world. The Christian leaders will also speak on the impact of the state of emergency in three Nigerian northern states, and the recent assassination of an official of CAN in one of those states.
The panelists are also expected to discuss the implications of the $7m bounty on the head of the Boko Haram leader announced by the US while the British Parliament is actively considering the designation of the group as a terrorist organisation