CAN Laments Renewed Killing Of Christians Despite Emergency Rule


Despite the emergency rule imposed by President Goodluck Jonathan, Christians are still being killed in the North by Boko Haram members, Christian Association of Nigeria alleged on Thursday.

In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Kenny Ashaka, CAN President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor said, “Last Friday, for instance, an executive member of CAN in Gwoza Local Government, Rev. Luka Bazigila and a member of the COCIN Church, Yohanna, both of who were in attendance at a Christian fellowship were shot dead by gunmen, who mounted a tricycle.

“Members of the sect also killed the step mother of the Medical Director of the Borno State Hospital, when they could not find the doctor at home. A Muslim guard, employed by a Christian architect in Abuja, was mistaken for a Christian and shot dead. One COCIN member on the Mandara Mountain was burnt by members of Boko Haram on Sunday morning.”

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While he commiserated with the families of the victims of the renewed killings, the CAN President called on Christians to pray for peace and unity of Nigeria as well as an end to the insecurity on Friday (today).

“In the light of a recent statement that the military recovered a document containing the names of Boko Haram sponsors, I call on the Federal Government to expose the sponsors now. I believe that such exposition will go a long way in the fight against Boko Haram and serve as a deterrent to others who might want to tow the same line,” Oritsejafor said.


  1. ‘A Muslim guard, employed by a Christian architect in Abuja, was mistaken for a Christian and shot dead’. Whoever originated that story should be held responsible for the killing.. When did Christian guards become target of Boko Haram? Please, it is not every story that should be posted without sifting and developing logical conclusion.


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