CAN Describes As Wicked, Presidency’s Stand Of Give Land Or Face Death, Declares Nation Wide Peaceful Protests Against Killings Across The Country On July 11
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on all Nigerians within and outside the country, to join Christians on 11 July, 2018 for a Peaceful Protest against the incessant killings across the country.
It has also declared July 9-11, 2018 as National Days of Prayers and fasting against unwarranted killings in the country.
In a statement by its leader, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle and signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant, Media & Communications , CAN explained that its decision is hinged on willful 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 expressed worry and disappointment that despite all the clarion calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to re-organise his security team by replacing all the security chiefs, he has consistently turned a deaf ear to such calls. From all indications, the President seems to be satisfied with their poor performance and the attendant problems that have led to avoidable loss of lives and property.
Rev Ayokunle stressed the need for Nigerians t home and abroad to join the Prayer and fasting saying “If the government has failed us, we are very sure that Our God will never fail”
All National Executive Committee’s members of CAN, the Church and Denominational leaders have been invited to participate in a Peaceful Protest March to both the National Assembly and the State House to impress on the government to see the need to effectively stop the unprecedented killings.
CAN also directed its leadership at the state and local government levels to organise the same Peaceful Protest March to the Government House and the Local government headquarters respectively on 11 July.
We are to tell the government; ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
While CAN appealed to all members to avoid violence as much as possible, it condemned the stand of the presidency that people should give land for ranching or face death.
We appeal to our members to be law-abiding before, during and after the protest.
we express our disappointment to the ungodly and unlawful counsel of the Presidency for people living under the threat of the Fulani herdsmen to give away their land or face death. This position is reprehensible, satanic, wicked and it shows how serious the government is to the protection of lives and property of the citizens. it said.
The only time such a directive was given was during the tyrannical leadership of Ahab when he killed Naboth who refused to let go of his inherited land to the greedy, wicked and the ungodly king. Although he succeeded in killing Naboth, but the wrath of God did not spare his family despite his remorsefulness. it added.
The Organization therefore called on well-meaning Nigeria to rise up and speak against the position, noting that Those who use violence to take away what belongs to others are unfit to be called humans.
Source: Naija News