- A Christian group of elders have condemned the reaction of CAN on the killing of Lawan Andimi by terrorists
- The elders alleged that CAN is working with the opposition to destabilize the country
- According to the elders, the duo must quit playing the religious card, aimed at sowing the seed of discord, disunity and inflame passions of hate in the hearts of Nigerians
Some Christian elders have accused the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the opposition parties in the country of aiding Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists to destabilize the country.
The elders under the aegis of United Christian Forum of Nigeria (UCFN) reacting to the killing of an Adamawa-based preacher, Lawan Andimi, by terrorists accused the pair of interpreting events in the polity with sentiments which could escalate the tension.
In a statement released on Monday, January 27 the secretary-general of the UCFN, Reverend Oyekanmi Rafael, while condemning the killing of Andimi expressed disgust at the manner both groups reacted.
Rafael alleged that CAN was getting involved in a “destructive campaign against the Presidency and Nigerians”.
He further advised both CAN and the opposition to quit playing the religious card, aimed at sowing the seed of discord, disunity and inflame passions of hate in the hearts of Nigerians.
Such an agenda, the clergyman disclosed, is only aimed at painting President Muhammadu Buhari black, hence promoting the opposition and assisting Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists to destabilise Nigeria.
"But as much as these incidents are painful and near inconsolable especially to the families, there is cause for us as leaders at whatever level or as individuals to observe restraint in the sentimental interpretations we colour the killings or the resurrected acts of insecurity," Rafael said.
"This is the time our leaders and the nation need our supportive prayers and perpetually, as against vilification," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Northern Christian Forum of Nigeria (NCFN) had condemned the killing of Andimi.
The forum said despite the killing of Andimi by the Boko Haram terrorist sect, it would not be deterred from believing in God.
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