Members of the umbrella body of Christians in active politics in Nigeria, Advocates for Right Leadership, otherwise known as Believers in Politics across Nigeria today, joined other Christian faithfuls in the country to protest against incessant killings and violent attacks and unwarranted killings and bloodshed, particularly against Nigerian Christians, which has assumed a worrisome dimension.
Rev. Supo Ayokunle, CAN President had, in a public statement, directed Christians in Nigeria to dedicate Sunday, 2nd to Tuesday, 4th February, 2020 to fasting and prayers against violent attacks, kidnaps and maiming of Christians, particularly in the Northern region of the country.
CAN also directed Christian faithful to observe a peaceful protest on Sunday, 2nd February.
The height of such killings was last week’s gruesome murder of Adamawa PFN Chairman, Rev. Lawal Andimi, who was murdered in a barbaric manner, while the gory video of his gruesome murder was released to the public by his Boko Haram captors.
According to a release, signed by the National Public Relations Officer of BIP, ‘Peju Akinyemi Abraham, BIP President, Kolade Segun-Okeowo noted that ‘the killing of the Adamawa CAN Chairman by the dreaded Boko Haram sect is one too many.
Our Christian brethren are been murdered in an orchestrated manner on a daily basis and the government is not doing enough to address this ungodly acts, he said.
‘We are key stakeholders in the Nigeria project, hence we will not continue to fold our arms and watch criminal elements turn us into preys they can descend upon at will in our own country’, he stated.
Segun-Okeowo added that, ‘the BIP as a strategic group of Christian believers have therefore heeded the call by the Christian Association of Nigeria by calling out all its State and local chapters across the country to turn out in large numbers to identify with CAN and give provide every necessary support to the nationwide protest, in order to ensure its success.
‘The primary duty of any responsible government is the security of lives and properties of her citizens and, where that is lacking, it leaves so much to be desired’, the release concluded.
Christian faithful and BIP members who joined the peaceful protest were seen with placards bearing various messages like, ‘Christians are Nigerians, we have the right to life’, FG, protect us from kidnappers and armed bandits’, FG, End the Killings of Christians in Nigeria among other messages.
E-Signed: ‘Peju Akinyemi Abraham (National PRO- BIP).