The National President, Youth Wing, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Engr. Daniel Kadzai, has said that out of the of 219 Chibok school girls that were kidnapped two years ago, 170 are members of Ekeklesiya Yan’uwa Nigeria (EYN).
Kadzai stated this in a chat with the Daily Times, at the 69th EYN Annual Convention held at the weekend at its headquarters in Jos.
He revealed that 70% of EYN congregation were destroyed, while two years ago, about 8,000 of its members were killed and at present an estimated figure of 13,000 of its members had lost been killed by the Boko Haram insurgents.
He said he that was housing over 100 internally displaced persons (IDPs), in his Jos residence.
The Youth President noted that EYN which is also known as the (Church of Brethren) had its dominance in the northeast where a majority of its members hailed from. He also alleged that the Boko Haram group was still holding some territory in some part of Borno villages.
In his words: “The EYN no doubt is harshly affected by the insurgency. Lives are lost, Church buildings and houses destroyed and properties worth billions of Naira have also been destroyed. In all these, we are more than conquerors through Christ who strengthens us. For neither persecution nor tribulations; neither principalities nor powers shall ever separate us from the love of Christ Jesus. Shame to the devil, the one who comes to steal, to kill and to destroy, for by the power of God, no one of us will miss heaven in the name of Jesus Christ”, he said.
The EYN also at the end of its annual convention held election to elect new officials who would take over from the out-going ones. At the polls which also took place at the headquarters, Rev. Joel Billy emerged as the new President of EYN, while Rev. Anthon Ndamsai, emerged asVice-President and Rev. Daniel Mbaya, Secretary General.