Herdsmen Killings: Nigerian Christians Set For Protest On Sunday

Christians in Nigeria are set for a nationwide protest against the incessant killings and persecution of their believers and other Nigerians by the Fulani herdsmen.

 

This followed a call by the Christian Association of Nigeria on Wednesday that all Christians regardless of their denominations should carry placards and stage a protest against the killings in the premises of their churches on Sunday.

 

The CAN President, Rev. Olasupo Ayokunle, who made the call said that the protest would go a long way in addressing the menace, which had turned some parts of the country into graveyards.

 

The Special Assistant (Media & Communications) to the CAN President, Pastor Bayo Oladeji, confirmed to our correspondent that leaders of churches had signified their intention and given support for the peaceful protest.

 

Thousands of Nigerians in Taraba, Benue, and Kaduna State had suffered various persecution and killings in the hands of marauder herdsmen in the last few months.

 

During the week, two Catholic priests and 15 worshippers were killed in Benue. It was gathered that Christians in Taraba should wear black clothes during the protest.

 

“Enough of this killings. The government must stop this immediately,” the statement by CAN read.

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