- CAN has felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of this year's Eid-el-Fitr celebration after successfully completing their Ramadan fast
- The Christian body urged the leadership of the Islamic council to caution the extremists who are not well-grounded in faith
- The association also wished all Muslims across the country a happy Sallah celebration
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has appealed to the leadership of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) to caution the extremists against violence.
Channels TV reports that CAN made the appeal in a statement by its national general secretary, Daramola Joseph, to felicitate with Muslims in the country as they celebrate this year's Eid-el-Fitr.
While celebrating with Muslims on the occasion of the successful completion of their Ramadan fast, the Christian body decried the activities of extremists and asked the NSCIA to call them to order.
According to Joseph, the ungodly actions of those who are not well-grounded in the faith are giving bad names to Islam, Vanguard reports.
Speaking further, CAN's national general secretary also rejoiced with NSCIA and wished them a happy celebration.
Meanwhile, the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba ordered a nationwide deployment of police officers to ensure adequate security for the 2021 Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.
The spokesperson for the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba, in a statement sent to Legit.ng, disclosed that the IGP noted that the nation's security ecosystem is challenged. He, however, stated that challenges in the country can be overcome.
In a related development, Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, called for prayers for the unity of Nigeria, particularly in the face of current challenges posed by insecurity that threatens her oneness.
Felicitating with Muslims for successfully completing their Ramadan fast, Governor Uzodinma also admonished them to reflect deeply on the teachings of Prophet Mohammed as they concern love for one another and peaceful coexistence.
He then advised them to hold tenaciously to those positive attributes which their faith espouses.