Killings: Christians stage nationwide protest Sunday, pray for Leah Sharibu


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) will on Sunday stage a protest across the country over the killings in the country.
The protest is coming against the background of the killing on Tuesday of Rev. Fr Joseph Gor, Rev. Fr Felix Tyolaha and 17 worshippers of St. Ignatius Quasi Parish, Ukpor-Mbalom, Gwer East LGA of Benue State.
CAN will also during the protest, pray for the freedom of Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi school girls still being held by Boko Haram and the Chibok school girls.
However, the association said the protest would be a peaceful one and held in all the churches across the country.
The decision of the body to embark on the protest was made public in a statement by Pastor Bayo Oladeji, media aide to CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle.
The statement was issued on Wednesday in Abuja.
Describing the killings as despicable, the group said the protest which would hold in every church’s premises would be to ask the Federal Government and the security agencies to stop the killings.
CAN said Christians would carry placards on Sunday with inscriptions to express their feelings about the spate of killings and failure of the government to put an end to the problem.
Some of the inscriptions, CAN said, would read:  Enough of bloodshed in Nigeria; Enough of unlawful killings in the country; FG, release Leah Sharibu from bondage; FG, Stop Herdsmen Killings and CAN reject insecurity.
While calling on Nigerians to continue to pray for peace in the country, CAN also called for special prayers for the parents and relations of the school children kidnapped by Boko Haram.
Also, CAN stressed the need for Christians across the country to obtain their voter’s cards to be able to participate in the coming general election.
Source: The Next Edition

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