The Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) has directed all church buildings within the nation and Christian stakeholders to carry a peaceable protest nationwide over the grotesque killing of Deborah Yakubu by a mob of Muslim youths in Sokoto State for alleged blasphemy.
CAN made the decision through a round that was launched by the Common Secretary, Joseph Daramola, on Saturday, and obtained by SaharaReporters.
The round which was titled, “A REQUEST FOR NATIONWIDE PEACEFUL PROTESTS, CALLING FOR JUSTICE FOR DEBORAH YAKUBU” reads, “I’ve been directed by the CAN President, His Eminence. Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo A. Ayokunle, to request all church leaders, by your numerous church buildings to organise a PEACEFUL PROTEST in honour of one in all our daughters, DEBORAH YAKUBU who was gruesomely murdered on Thursday, 12 Might, 2022 on the Shehu Shagari School of Schooling, Sokoto in Sokoto State by some Islamic extremists.
“The protest will happen on 22 Might, 2022 within the afternoon by 3pm in each secretariat of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) nationwide and never on the streets in an effort to keep away from additional lack of lives. These with out CAN’s Secretariat might use any church with huge premises.
“We’re to carry placards with some succinct message like “WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR DEBORAH,” “NO MORE KILLING IN GOD’S NAME”, “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH” “POLICE, STOP UNPROVOKED KILLINGS IN NIGERIA, “CHRISTIANS ARE NOT SECOND CLASS CITIZENS,” “KILLERS OF DEBORAH MUST BE PROSECUTED,” “WE CONDEMN RELIGIOUS KILLINGS,” “WE SAY NO TO ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS.”
“We urge those that might afford it to utilize the normal media and the social media and others can use solely the social media to provide it a large protection in different to sensitise the entire world. We additionally name on Nigerian Christians within the diaspora to affix us utilizing our embassies everywhere in the world.
“The event can be used to hope for Deborah’s household and pals, peace for the nation, victory for the Church and godly political leaders within the coming basic election. Thanks, and God bless you all.”