The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has beaten a retreat on its planned nationwide protests slated for 11 July, 2018, saying the exercise has been postponed until further notice due to some circumstances beyond its control.
President of the CAN, Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, made the announcement Friday in a statement that the protest has been replaced with a 3-day prayer and fasting which will hold as scheduled for July 9 and July11, in all churches and state chapters of CAN.
“The church/denominational leaders will, however, still come to the National Christian Centre together with the National Executive Committee (NEC) of CAN on the 11th of July at 10am to cry to God for our land. CAN had hinged its decision on wilful and persistent killings of fellow citizens in general and Christians in particular nationwide, and mostly in Plateau and Benue where mass burial has become the norm without any positive response from the country’s security agencies.
“CAN had expressed gross concern and grave disappointment over the continuous killings despite all clarion calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to re-organize his security team by replacing all the security chiefs,” Ayokunle said in the statement signed by his spokesman, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji.