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15.05.2022 Featured Protests to Hold ‘In Every CAN Secretariat’ Over Deborah’s Killing for ‘Blasphemy’

Published 15th May, 2022

By Daniel Ojukwu

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has charged all Christians to protest nationwide and abroad over the killing of Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto State.

The body gave the instruction via a circular released on Saturday night and signed by Joseph Daramola, its general secretary.

This comes after some Muslims violently protested the arrest of some of Samuel’s killers in some parts of Sokoto.

READ ALSO: From Isioma to Deborah, 5 Nigerians Who Paid a Price for ‘Blaspheming’ the Prophet of Islam

Samuel was beaten to death on Thursday, and her body was burned by a crowd over alleged blasphemy.

Reacting, CAN has tasked Christians to “sensitize the whole world” by protesting at home and abroad on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

The circular read in part, “The protest will take place on 22 May, 2022, in the afternoon by 3 pm in every secretariat of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) nationwide, and not on the streets in order to avoid further loss of lives.

READ MORE: CSOs Demand Punishment for Deborah Samuel’s Killers

“We urge those who could afford it to make use of the traditional media and social media to give it wide coverage in order to sensitise the whole world. We also call on Nigerian Christians in the diaspora to join us using our embassies all over the world.

“The occasion can also be used to pray for Deborah’s family and friends, peace for the country, victory for the Church and godly political leaders in the coming general election. Thanks, and God bless you all.”

The body also called on the police to curb unprovoked killings in the country.

Published 15th May, 2022

By Daniel Ojukwu

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