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Eid-el-Kabir: CAN urges Muslims to join fight against killings, kidnapping


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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has fecilitated with Muslims as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.

President of the association, Rev. Samson Ayokunle urged Muslims faithfuls to join in the battle against insecurity.

In a statement in Abuja by the association’s National Director, Legal and Public Affairs, Kwamkur Vondip, the CAN president urged Muslims to always throw their weight behind the fight against the unending security challenges facing the country. Air Marshal

Dr. Ayokunle pleaded with Muslims to see the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir as a period for deeper reflection “on the challenges of Nigeria and the need to build confidence in one another by deliberate show of love for peace building.”

Felicitating with the Muslims on the occasion, the CAN leader also admonished the Federal Government to urgently put an end to the security challenges bedeviling the nation.

The statement reads: “The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, His Eminence Rev. Supo Samson Ayokunle, on behalf of the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) felicitates with the Sultan of Sokoto, the President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and Co- Chairman Nigeria Inter- Religious Council (NIREC) His Eminence Alhaji Saad Abubakar III and the entire Muslim Ummah in Nigeria as they celebrate Ed-el Kabir.

“We urge Muslims and indeed all Nigerians to be reminded that we have no any other nation to call ours beside Nigeria hence the need for all well-meaning Nigerians to be patriotic and support the fight against insurgency, kidnapping and all forms of insecurity and criminality bedeviling Nigeria.

“Government at all levels are urged to consider the responsibility given to them to govern the people as a divine calling and  be more committed and practical in carrying out  their mandate of securing the lives and property of the citizens.

“It is our hope and prayers that the challenges of our nation will very soon be a thing of the past as Nigerians renew their commitment to God at this trying moment.

“We call on the government to do everything to rightly curb criminality in the nation through more technologically based surveillance and prompt action against violence in any disguise. We wish all Muslims a peaceful and wonderful celebration.”

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