Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
Ahead of tomorrow Sunday protests against the inhuman and extrajudicial killing of Miss Deborah Yakubu by Islamic hoodlums in Sokoto last week, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has directed churches to carry out the planned peaceful protest indoors, saying some Muslims have perfected plans to cause chaos and blame on protesters.
This is contained in a statement signed by CAN national president, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, made available to Stonix News on Saturday.
Recall that the Christian umbrella body had, last weekend, directed all churches to embark on a peaceful protest tomorrow Sunday May 22, across Nigeria and the Diaspora against the gruesome and callous murder of Miss Yakubu in Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, over alleged blasphemy.
CAN, in the Saturday press statement, alleged that some Muslims were planning to hijack the Sunday peaceful protest and cause mayhem while blaming it on the protesters.
The Christian body, therefore, urged all churches to carry out the peaceful protest in their premises or CAN secretariats across the nation with placards denouncing the dastardly killing.
The statement read in whole:
“DEBORAH: CAN Re-strategise on Protest
OBSERVE THE PEACEFUL PROTEST IN YOUR CHURCH
You are all aware that some Muslims had sent out information that they were going to counter our peaceful protest on Sunday, May 22, 2022.
Their intention is to cause chaos and attribute it to us.
In view of the foregoing, I urge you all to do the protest of placard carrying within the premises of your local churches or your CAN Secretariat.
However, where it is unsafe to do the protest in the premises of your church or CAN Secretariat, you may carry the placards inside your church and pray for justice for Deborah Samuel who was wickedly and extra judicially slain.
Pray as well for a change of heart for the wicked who find it convenient for them to kill their fellow human beings under religious guise.
In all, let the television cover your in-house protest and equally use the social media for the entire world to see.
May the Lord be with us all, His Church in Nigeria and our nation who is in birth pains.
Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle,
National CAN President
21 May, 2022.”