- The leadership of CAN has declared Friday, May 28, and Sunday, May 30 as days of prayers against insecurity
- The religious body asked Christians to seek forgiveness for sins committed by the church or Nigerians
- CAN also called for prayers concerning Nigeria's recovery from all its losses and to make the country loveable
Daramola Joseph, CAN national general secretary, made this known in a circular dated Tuesday, May 11, saying the association considered prayers important for God’s mercy.
In the memo addressed the leadership of the Christian body, Joseph explained that CAN is seeking divine intervention following the incessant killings, attacks by bandits, and other problems the country is battling with.
In another report by Vanguard, all local churches have been directed to gather in the evening between Friday, May 28, and Sunday, May 30, as prayers are scheduled to hold.
The national general secretary asked the people to pray to God for the bloodshed of many innocent Nigerians.
The CAN listed some of the suggested prayer points to include seeking forgiveness for sins committed by the church or Nigerians and the speedy recovery of Nigeria from all its losses.
In attendance at the meeting are the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, the Chief of Staff to the president, Ibrahim Gambari, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
Others present are the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of defence, Bashir Magashi, and the police affairs minister, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi.
In a related development, Buhari has stated that his government would not relent until it puts an end to the insecurity troubling the country.
The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, stated this via a statement after a security council meeting convened by the president in Aso Rock.