The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked members to change the earlier strategy adopted to protest the killing of Deborah Samuel in Sokoto State over alleged blasphemy.
President of the CAN, Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, in a statement Saturday, instructed that churches and denominational leaders should observe the peaceful protest inside their churches today.
- Niger gov seeks support for military training school
- Explainer: Why malaria remains Nigeria’s most deadly disease
“You are all aware that some Muslims had sent out information that they were going to counter our peaceful protest on Sunday, May 22. 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-judiciously slain.
“Pray as well for a change of heart for the wicked who find it convenient to kill their fellow human beings under religious guise,” Ayokunle said.
He also told the church leaders to let television stations cover their in-house protest and equally use the social media for the entire world to see.