The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has postponed until further notice its planned peaceful protest march slated for Wednesday next week due to what it described as some circumstances beyond its control.
CAN, however, said the 3-Day prayer and fasting will still hold as scheduled for July 9-11, 2018 in all churches and state chapters of CAN.
In a statement issued by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant, (Media and Communications) to the CAN President, “the church/denominational leaders will, however, still come to the National Christian Centre together with the National Executive Committee (NEC) of CAN on the 11th of July at 10am to cry to God for our land”.
The statement added that “CAN had declared July 9-11, 2018 as National Days of Prayers and Fasting Against Unwarranted killings in the land, and called on all well-meaning Nigerians, both within and outside the country, to join Christians on July 11, 2018 for a Peaceful Protest Against the killings.
“CAN had hinged its decision on willful and persistent killings of fellow citizens in general and Christians in particular nationwide, and mostly in Plateau and Benue where mass burial has become the norm without any positive response from the country’s security agencies.