The Christian Association of Nigeria held a national prayer session on Wednesday against the “barbaric killing” of Christians at the hands of radical Muslim herdsmen, as the country reels from another deadly rampage this week where 39 people were killed in the north.
“The church wants the carnage to stop,” CAN President Rev. Supo Ayokunle said.
CAN is considering a nationwide protest against the killing of believers, according to ThisDayLive.
Ayokunle said that the ongoing killings, where some estimate as many as 6,000 believers have been slaughtered since the start of the year, are turning Nigeria into a “deserted land.”
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Metropolitan See, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, said that now more than ever, it is time for Christians to unite.
“There is no need to allow divisions to make it difficult for us to work together for things that are good,” Onaiyekan said.
“At the higher level, efforts are been made for Christians to come together and unite with one voice.”
At least 39 people were killed earlier this week in a number of deadly attacks in the northern state, said Sokoto state Gov. Aminu Tambuwal on Thursday.
There is not yet much information on the victims or whether the attackers are connected to groups such as Boko Haram or the Fulani herdsmen, who have been killing Christians in the country. Senator Adamu Aliero blamed the rampage on “bandits.”
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Source: Christian Post