The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has made an adjustment to Sunday’s protest over the murder of Deborah Samuel.
The President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle issued a circular to churches on Saturday. The religious leader informed them of the plans by Muslims to counter the demonstration.
Ayokunle noted that their intention “is to cause chaos and attribute it to us”. “In view of the foregoing, I urge you all to do the protest of placard-carrying within the premises of your churches or local CAN Secretariat”, he said.
CAN said, “You are all aware that some Muslims had sent out information that they were going to counter our peaceful protest on Sunday, May 22. Their intention is to cause chaos and attribute it to us.
“In view of the foregoing, I urge you all to do the protest of placards-carrying within the premises of your local churches or your CAN Secretariat. However, where it is unsafe to do the protest in the premises of your church or CAN Secretariat, you may carry the placards inside your church and pray for justice for Deborah Samuel who was wickedly and extra judicially slain.
“Pray as well for a change of heart for the wicked who find it convenient for them to kill their fellow human beings under religious guise. In all, let the television cover your in-house protest and equally use the social media for the entire world to see.
“May the Lord be with us all, His Church in Nigeria and our nation who is in birth pains.”