The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Kaduna State Chapter, has challenged the country’s Christian leaders to make their voices heard against the murders of Christians in the southern part of the state.
CAN State President Reverend Joseph John Hayab made the call during the second Christian interfaith Sunday prayers and indoor protests against the Kaduna killings in the south.
He called on Christian leaders across the country to speak out and not be silent against the continued attacks and wrongful killings in South Kaduna.
Reverend Hayab urged Christians to continue their prayers for God to speak out against anyone behind the killings in Kaduna State and South Kaduna in particular.
The prayers, which took place at the Winning All Evangelical Church, ECWA, Narayi High Cost, had Christians by the thousands, all decked out in black clothes, engaged in fervent protest prayers for Nigeria and southern Kaduna, with placards with different inscriptions.
Different pastors took turns leading the congregation in prayer sessions against the killings and asked God to step in and restore peace to all troubled areas and lead the battles of the helpless.
In his sermon in the middle of the prayer session, the president of the United Church of Christ in Nigeria, HEKAN, Reverend Amos G. Kiri, who took his reading of Psalms 46 vs 1-11, accused the congregation of never tire of events. but to raise their voice to God in prayer.
He said any government that does not care about the well-being of its citizens does not deserve to be called a government, while challenging Christians in government to speak out against all forms of injustice against the Church in the world. Nigeria and always stand up for the truth. by showing the light in everything they do.
He explained, “The government and the callous leaders must wake up from their slumber, the government must listen to our cry, the massacres in southern Kaduna and other parts of the country must stop, enough is enough.” is enough and what is good for the goose should be good for the eyes.
Also speaking, the Chairman, Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, Hon. Jonathan Asake, thanked the Church for standing alongside the people of southern Kaduna and others in prayers.
He explained that the murders should not be given a political coloring but be condemned as a crime against humanity.
Former military governor and former South Kaduna, General Lekwart (rtd) also joined in the prayers.