The general secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Musa Asake, has died in Abuja after a brief illness.
His brother and former member of the House of Representatives, Jonathan Asake, told the Punch newspaper that the Musa died on Friday, morning, May 11.
“Yes, he died this morning, we are right now in the mortuary. I was with him yesterday (Thursday) in his house”, he stated.
Musa Asake's death comes about two weeks after he led a nationwide protest called by CAN against the killing of Christians by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
In another report, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has declared a one-year prayer project for peace and harmony in Nigeria following the alleged killing of citizens by suspected herdsmen and armed gangs.
President of the PFN, Rev Felix Omobude on Tuesday, April 24, also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to deal with the ugly security situation in the country.
Omobude in a press statement in Benin, decried the mindless blood-letting in the country and called on calling on Christians and non-Christians alike to join in the prayer exercise holding from May 1, 2018 to April 31 2019.
He also said the continuous incarceration of the Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu, by the Boko Haram sect was worrisome.
Omobude said Leah should not be made to continue to suffer inhuman treatment in the hands of Boko Haram members because of her refusal to renounce Christianity and accept Islam as her religion.
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