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Christians Under Siege In Nigeria – CAN

It has been reported that the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, has disclosed that, Christians in the country are presently under the siege of ‘external forces, including Boko Haram and terrorists of the Islamic State of West African Province.’

This was reportedly made known by the Assistant General Secretary of CAN, Elder Biodun Sanyaolu,  during a press briefing in Abuja to mark CAN’s 45th anniversary.

According to Sanyaolu,  “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 to 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.”

He added that, “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.”

He lamented that, “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.”


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