The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Anambra State Chapter, on Monday staged a peaceful protest over the Federal Government’s decision to relocate some Boko Haram suspects to Ekwulobia prisons in the state.
They said that since the relocation of the suspects became public knowledge, there has been panic in the state with residents relocating to other communities for safety.
The protesting CAN members included the Archbishop of the Diocese on the Niger and Dean Anglican Communion, Most Rev Christian Efobi, Catholic Bishop of Awka, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, Anglican Bishop of Awka, Most Rev. Alex Ibezim, Bishop of the Niger West, Most Rev Johnson Ekwe and Bishop Samuel Ezeofor of Ogbaru Diocese, among others.
Also, the youth, Christian women organization under the aegis of (WOWICAN) carried placards with different inscriptions denouncing the relocation of Boko Haram suspects to the state.
Some of the placards read, “We have not slept since the ugly situation in Ekwulobia”, “Anambra CAN say no to Boko Haram”, and “WOWICAN rejects Boko-Haram”, among others.