Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Declares January 8th 2017 National Mourning Day

CAN Leader declare JANUARY 8th 2017 National mourning day

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) declare January 8th 2017 National Mourning day. CAN has finally decided to express their worries towards the silence of President Muhammadu Buhari on the killings in southern Kaduna.


The statement read

‘Though the church in Nigeria since 2009 has been subjected to a systemic genocide and persecution through the instrumentality of Islamic fundamentalists Boko Haram. Leading to the killing of thousands of Christians and destruction of hundreds of churches, and over 50,000 houses. But the current unprecedented onslaught against Christians in southern Kaduna by the Islamic fundamentalists disguising as the Fulani herdsmen under the watch of Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and President Muhammadu Buhari has reached an alarming stage.

According to the Punch,the general secretary of the association Dr Musa  Asake Quote :

his silence over the ongoing genocide in the last few weeks” . Noting that the silence “speaks volume over perceived official endorsement of the dastardly and ungodly acts.”

In addition , Asake said

“We are to pray fervently for our Southern Kaduna brothers and sisters who are victims of these wanton killings. And also for the peace of our dear country Nigeria. Therefore, all Christians are to dress in black clothes or dresses in all church services on January 8 2017. We are to pray that God who delivered the Jews from Haman should deliver Christians from Hamans in Nigeria. 

Clearly, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria wants President Buhari to take action toward the killings In southern Kaduna .