The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked Christians in the country to speak up in condemnation against killings and insecurity in the country.
Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, the Lagos State Chairman of the Association, said this on Sunday while speaking on the deplorable state of security in the country and condemning government for not containing the killings, Christians need to constantly send a message to the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and force the government to stop the killings across the country.
The chairman said “We inherited a country of peace, not a country of violence, it is time for the church to rise up not in war. We cannot continue to fold our hands and see our brethren being slaughtered like animals.
The church has to rise up and tell our leaders to do something. “We need to get a message to our President and rulers in Abuja that we are no longer comfortable with the killings.
Evil has taken over the land and we are going to ask the Lord to take over and rule over it. Also speaking,
Bishop Stephen Adegbite, Lagos State Treasurer of the Association, dared the government to either curb the killings or be prepared to arrest more Christians, adding that they would continue to talk and demand action from the President. Enough is enough, whoever that is on seat can’t be there for more than eight years and if they really love this nation, they should fear God. They can open up the doors of their prison because they are going to pick more. We are not going to keep quiet, we will continue to speak until they must hear.
He disclosed that Association was in support of Amotekun and other security groups protecting the people. He added that; the President of CAN informed him to disclose that he is in support of Amotekun and any other group that will be formed for the protection of the people.