CAN chides Kaduna govt over Kajuru killings, says ‘you’re paying lip service to crisis’

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Kaduna State chapter yesterday expressed concern over renewed attacks on communities in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state, saying government was only paying lip service to it. CAN in a statement yesterday noted that the crisis in Kajuru was claiming more lives than the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the globe. A statement signed by CAN Chairman in the state, Rev. Joseph John Hayab, said despite the renewed attacks on communities in Kajuru Council Area, those that were responsible for security of lives and…

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CAN wants churches to open food banks for members

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The Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN) Kaduna State chapter, yesterday called on churches across the state to open food banks for indigent members to enable them cushion the impact of the lockdown. A statement by Rev. John Joseph Hayab, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, Kaduna State chapter, stated that the  “leadership of CAN in the state was not unmindful of what most members were going through during this time of COVID-19 lockdown”. Consequently, the statement said:  “While we remain obedient to constituted authority, we strongly employ us all to truly…

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VIDEO: Buhari meets Northern CAN leaders

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the north have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to bring an end to the killings across the country. The association made the call when its leaders in 19 Northern states and Abuja met with the president at the State House on Thursday. The Leader of the delegation, (Reverend) Yakubu Pam, said all those involved in the senseless killings of innocent Nigerians must be brought to justice irrespective of religion or ethnicity. GROUP PHOTOGRAPH: President @MBuhari meets with a delegation from the…

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JUST IN: CAN orders Two-Day Sit At Home Protest Over Continuous Killing by Herdsmen

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The Plateau State-Northern Zone chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria has ordered its members to observe a two-day sit at home in protest of the continuous killing by herdsmen in the state. The order was contained in a statement by the CAN Chairman, Northern Zone, Rev. Isa Nenman. According to Nenman, the sit at home will be observed on Wednesday (yesterday) and Thursday (today) as a prelude to a massive protest by the CAN members. He said the meeting point for the protest on Thursday will be at Old…

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Ebonyi CAN rallies support for Umahi’s re-election bid

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Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ebonyi state chapter yesterday endorsed Governor Dave Umahi for another term in offices. The association endorsed Umahi during a courtesy call on the governor at the Executive Council chambers, Government House, Abakaliki. In an address read by the association’s secretary, Rev. Donatus Njoku, the Christian body noted that it was the role of the Church to promote justice and civic rights of the people. Njoku stressed that it was the wish of the people that the governor completed his tenure as his predecessors in the…

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CAN expresses worry over herdsmen attacks, killings

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) at the weekend expressed concern over attacks and killings of defenseless Christians by suspected herdsmen, describing such attacks as “unfortunate and unnecessary.” Chairman of the association in Benue State, Reverend Akpen Leva, who stated this during the presentation of assorted relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on behalf of CAN in Nasarawa, Kogi, Plateau, Kwara and Niger states respectively, admonished the federal government to do everything urgently to end the impasse and ensure the safe return of displaced persons to their homes.…

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CAN to Buhari: Forget 2019 if killings continue

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  …demand sack of Service Chiefs Christians mourn, protest massacres Protesters chase away deputy gov Security beefed up in churches     The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday told President Muhammadu Buhari to forget re-election in 2019 if the killings going on across the country continue. The umbrella body of all Christians in Nigeria also demanded the removal of service chiefs over their failure to end the killings. Churches across the country staged peaceful protests on Sunday to condemn the spate of killings in the country. CAN President, Dr.…

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Benue killings: CAN, bishops score Buhari low on security

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Delta State has scored President Muhammadu Buhari led administration low following the spate of killings by herdsmen in the country. Also, the Anglican Bishop of Asaba Diocese, Rt. Rev. Justus Mogekwu, said the President has displayed a high level of incapability in living above ethnic, religious bigotry and sentiments. This came 24 hours after the Executive Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Religious Matters, Bishop Greatman Nmalagu, said Nigeria has become a killing field under the Buhari’s APCled administration. The state chairman of…

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KILLINGS/INSECURITY: DEFEND YOURSELVES, CHURCHES

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  …CAN tells members     The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday called on Christian faithful to defend themselves and the church in the face of unending killings in the country. This is coming as the Nigerian Baptist Covention (NBC) yesterday joined the ground swell of opposition against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari telling the president to sack his service chiefs or forget about 2019. CAN had earlier on Thursday in a statement by its President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, urged Christians in Nigeria to hold peaceful protests in…

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Herdsmen killings: CAN calls for nationwide protest

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The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called for a nationwide protest against killings and bloodshed in the country. The CAN President, Rev. Olasupo Ayokunle, in a statement on Wednesday, urged Christians to hold peaceful protests within their church premises on Sunday, April 29, 2018. He made the call against the backdrop of the Tuesday killing of two priests and 17 worshippers at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Mbalom, Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State. He said, “CAN urges Christians in Nigeria to hold a peaceful protest on the…

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