The Nigerian Christian Association CAN is re-strategizing its nationwide protest over Deborah Yakubu Samuel, a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto, who was gruesomely killed by Islamic militants on the 12th of May, 2022 over blasphemy The Trumpet gathered.
The protest which was scheduled to hold in various churches and Christian centres across the country, tomorrow Sunday, 22nd May 2022, as there are plans to hijack the protest by some Islamic militants, who have also planned to embark on a nationwide protest on the same day, to counter the protest.
In a deliberate effort to avoid a possible breakdown of law and order the National President of CAN Rev. Dr Samson Ayokunle, in a press statement entitled ” Deborah, CAN re-strategise on protest” dated 21/05/2022 addressed to CAN members, the Church/Denominational Leaders, directed all members to OBSERVE PEACEFUL PROTEST IN their Churches across the country.
The National President said in the statement, “You are all aware that some Muslims had sent out information that they were going to counter our peaceful protest on Sunday, May 22. They intend to cause chaos and attribute it to us.
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“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 Yakubu Samuel who was wickedly and extra-judicially killed.
“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 pain”.