The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared July 9 to July 11 as National Day of prayer and fasting against the killings across the country.
The association also called on all Nigerians, both within and outside the country to take part in the program.
Speaking On behalf of the CAN, The President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle made the announcement in a statement signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant, Media & Communications to the CAN president.
Ayokunle said that the decision was based on the persistent killings of the general population and the Christians, in particular and mostly in Plateau and Benue states where mass burial became the norm.
“CAN is worried, disturbed and disappointed that despite all calls on President Muhammad Buhari to re-organize his security team, by replacing all security chiefs, he has consistently not responded to such calls.
From all indications, the President seems to be too okay with the poor performance of the securities, and problems that have led to the avoidable loss of lives and property, “he said.
He said the association has also directed its leadership in states and local government levels to organize a peaceful protest rally, to the Government House and the local government headquarters respectively on July 11.
“We will tell the government enough is enough.
“I appeal to all members to be laws abiding before, during and after the peaceful protest,” he said.
He expressed his disappointment with the ungodly and unlawful counsel from the Presidency, which allows people living under the threat of Fulani herdsmen to give away their land or face death.
The only time such a directive was given was during the tyrannical leadership of Ahab,
Althougho he succeeded in killing Naboth, the wrath of God did not spare his family despite his remorse. Those who use violence to take away what belongs to others are unfit to be called people, “he added.