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“Christianity In Nigeria On Brink Of Extinction” – NCEF Charges CAN & Political Leaders

Following the massive rise in the killing of Christians in Nigeria a group of Christian leaders under the umbrella of National Christian Elders Forum NCEF has warned that Christianity in Nigeria is in danger of extinction if the issue is not checked and stopped.

The group led by a former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd.), and Solomon Asemota (SAN)  gave the warning in a paper titled “Impact of lack of unity in CAN as threat to Christian faith” during during the annual conference of Catholic Men’s Guild, held at the Catholic Church of Assumption, Ikoyi in Lagos.

During the presentation of the paper by Bosun Emmanuel who is the secretary for the group he said: “Current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is openly pursuing an anti-Christian agenda that has resulted in countless murders of Christians all over the nation and destruction of vulnerable Christian communities.”

While also stating that “Due to the inability of CAN to forge Christians into one indivisible army of the Lord, the Church has been weakened and unable to stand before its enemies. Realistically speaking, Christianity is on the brink of extinction in Nigeria. The ascendancy of Sharia ideology in Nigeria rings the death toll for the Nigerian Church. It is therefore imperative that CAN must be restructured, as a matter of urgency, if Christianity is to survive. CAN belongs to every Christian in Nigeria and there is nothing wrong with the association. It is the management that should be revisited and restructured.

“The Catholic Church should be prepared to return completely into the fold of CAN and participate fully in providing leadership in these troublous times. God warned in 2013 that we were not careful, in 30 to 40 years, Nigeria would be like Turkey. In 2018, we can say in 25 years from now, we are facing the risk of being the last Christians in Nigeria. Therefore, Christians should be in the frontline of defending democracy in Nigeria. The Church is the bastion of democracy. A divided CAN cannot defend democracy and promote justice, equity, and fairness. Consequently, Sharia will grow stronger. As Sharia grows stronger, democracy will become weaker and the Church will be emasculated out of existence. The current Federal Government in Nigeria is openly pursuing an anti-Christian agenda that has resulted in countless murders of Christians all over the nation and destruction of vulnerable Christian communities. Just recently, Elder Statesman, Gen. T. Y. Danjuma raised the alarm that Christians should take steps to defend themselves.” he concluded

CAN Commends Trump’s Warning To Buhari On Killing Of Christians

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has commended US President, Donald Trump for condemning killing of Christians in Nigeria.

During a joint press conference with PresidentMuhammadu Buhari on Monday, Trump said the“killing of Christians in Nigeria was unacceptable” to the American government.

Reacting, CAN in a statement issued by its spokesman, Pastor Bayo Oladeji, noted that Trump told Buhari the right thing to do.

He, however, said if Buhari does not sit up and protect Christians, they will defend themselves.

Oladeji said, “We are happy that President Trump has told President Buhari the right thing to do. We hope and believe President Buhari would do the right thing and sit up. He has to sit up.

“Every time we tell them Christians are being killed, they don’t want to listen, but that is the truth. If the President cannot protect Christians, we have two options, we fight back.

“The law of the land permits self-defence. Secondly, come 2019, we vote him out. If he says there is nothing Christians can do, let him dare us.”

 

CAN Reacts As Taraba State Chairman Dies In Auto Crash

CAN Reacts As Taraba State Chairman Dies In Auto Crash

President Buhari receives members of the Christian Association of Nigeria ( CAN) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja (Nov/2017)

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Samson Ayokunle, has reacted to the death of Taraba state CAN Chairman, Ben Ubeh, who died in an auto crash along Zing-Yola road.

According to a statement signed by Adebayo Oladeji, his personal Assistant on media and communications on Monday to News Agency of Nigeria, Ayokunle commiserated with the family of the deceased.

The CAN president expressed sadness over the sudden event, which occurred on Sunday.

“Our consolation is that the great servant of God was recalled home while on official duty for the Master Jesus Christ.

“Our prayer is that God will comfort and console his family and the leadership of the association in Taraba State,’’ he said.

Until his death, Ubeh was the General Overseer of the Army of God Glorious Ministries in Taraba.

CAN Dissatisfied With Manner “Dapchi School Girls” Abduction Is Being Handled

FG confirms abduction of 110 Dapchi school girls

Following the recent abduction of 110 girls of Government Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe State,  Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in the 19 Northern states and Abuja, have expressed sadness and dissatisfaction on the manner at which the issue is been handled.

Rev. John Joseph Hayab who is the spokesperson of CAN in the 19 Northern states expresses his concerns and also urges  the Federal government to do everything possible to ensure the girls return safely in a recent interview, while also stating that

“CAN is deeply concerned with this development. When we have not yet got back all the Chibok girls, and now another 110 school girls have been kidnapped. And sadly, though, the Yobe State government have apologized for its first denial, but that denial made Nigerians more confused because it shows we cannot be truthful when fellow Nigerians are affected. The government and the security agencies must sit up.

“The girls must not stay long like the previous ones before they are released. The girls must be brought back alive. The young girls are Nigerians. They need the protection of the Nigerian government. These girls can be anybody’s daughters. CAN is saying that the Nigeria security agencies must not play the propaganda game anymore. They should go after the criminals that have abducted these girls.

“The security should take serious action and stop making noise and confusing people. This particular abduction is a challenge to government to prove to Nigerians that the huge spending on security is not just a drain on our resources, because when we hear and read stories that billions of dollars is expended for security and we still have issues like this, then it tells us that there is a serious problem in the country.” he said.

Meanwhile, the federal government has confirmed the abduction of 110 students of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the figure after a meeting on Sunday. He disclosed that the federal government had stepped up efforts to rescue the girls and return them safely to their parents, adding that security agencies were working on many leads regarding the whereabouts of the girls.