The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has disclosed that Christians within the nation are underneath the siege of “external forces” together with Boko Haram and the Islamic State West African Province terrorists.
CAN famous that makes an attempt have been being made to hijack its management and destabilise the affiliation.
At a briefing in Abuja throughout its forty fifth anniversary, CAN’s Assistant General Secretary and Chairman of CAN’s anniversary celebration committee, Elder Biodun Sanyaolu, decried the lack of the safety companies to forestall the focused abductions and killing of the Christian trustworthy in elements of the nation, particularly the North.
Sanyaolu stated the Umbrella Christian physique would proceed to talk reality to energy, due to the worrisome growth.
“Since, the Association came on board on August 27, 1976, it has been consistent in standing against evil in the land.
“But today it is regrettable that there is a siege on the Church which all began with the killings and burning of churches in some states in the North at the emergence of Boko Haram terrorists. Their primary targets, according to their declaration, were Christians and Muslims who stand in their way.
“Our members are being persecuted because of their faith. Some were denied their rights like promotion and appointments. Churches were denied certificates of occupancy in many states in the North while many public schools have removed Christian Religious Knowledge from their curriculum.
“It is also reprehensible that the security architecture of the country has been compromised. Some external forces are making futile attempts to hijack the Association. But we cannot lose our focus.”
Sanyaolu stated that regardless of the perceived persecution of Christians within the nation, CAN had a cause to thank God.
“While we mark our 45th anniversary today, we have declared three days, 24 – 26 September to celebrate God’s goodness and faithfulness.
“However, tomorrow is for fasting and prayers nationwide against the menace of insecurity, economic hardships, erosion of moral values and we shall ask God for forgiveness and mercy,” he added.