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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Insecurity: CAN declares 31-day fasting, prayers
•From left: Chaplain, Christian Welfare Initiative (CWI), Rev. Michael Ekuran; Southwest Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and CWI President, Archbishop Magnus Atilade; CWI member, Mrs. Njideka Anyadike and Yinka Oni at the media briefing in Lagos...yesterday PHOTO: DAVID ADEJO


Insecurity: CAN declares 31-day fasting, prayers

The Chairman of the Southwest Zone of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Archbishop Magnus Adeyemi Atilade, yesterday called for 31 days of national fasting and prayers to save Christians and other Nigerians from danger.
Addressing reporters in Lagos, Atilade said: “Christians all over Nigeria, particular in the Southwest, should embark on prayers and fasting beginning on January 14 till to February 14 to abate insurgencies and invite peaceful coexistence of Nigerians, irrespective of our religious differences.”
The cleric decried the high rate of attacks on Christians and the loss of their property to incessant sect attacks in the North.
He urged all Southwest residents to partake in the spiritual exercise without exemption but with specific prayer points.
Atilade said: “Christians all over Nigeria should pray that the religious carnage in the North shall be eliminated rather than it being replicated in other parts of the country. According to 2013 World Watch List report, 66 per cent of Christians killed globally were Nigerians. So, we need to pray for the church in Nigeria that every conspiracy that has been conceived against believers in 2014 shall fail.
“Each fasting day, according to the Christian Welfare Initiative, will be rounded-off with collective prayers to intercede for the government and our leaders, the sustainability of the Christian community with prayers at 9am and 9pm each day.”