The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Imo has called on Christians to embark on fasting and prayers to fight terrorism spiritually.
The Chairman of CAN in Imo, Bishop Stanford Nwogu, made the call during interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri on Monday.
“Time has come for every Christian to embark on fasting and prayers. The battle is a spiritual one which should be tackled spiritually.’’
Nwogu enjoined Christians all over the country to join in the spiritual battle against attacks by terrorists.
“This spiritual fight should not be left to Imo alone, but should be a collective effort among all Christians”, he said.
The bishop said Imo Government should not take the matter for granted, but make sure that those involved in the wicked act were brought to book.
“This issue should not be politicised, everybody, irrespective of their political leanings, must join in the efforts to arrest the perpetrator of the evil act.’’
He urged Christians to be more conscious of the happenings around them and report any suspicious movement to the security agencies.
NAN recalls that two explosive devices were defused by the Anti-bomb Unit of police in Imo on Sunday at the Winners Chapel on Port Harcourt road, Owerri.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulmajid Ali, said the devices were capable of killing people within the range of 50 kilometres. [NAN]