The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has declared Sunday January 8 as national mourning day for Nigerian Christians at home and in the diaspora.
A statement by the general secretary of CAN, Musa Asake, said the mourning become necessary in view of the “present predicament” in Southern Kaduna.
Read the full statement…
CONTINUOUS SOUTHERN KADUNA KILLINGS:
CAN DECLARES JAN. 8TH. 2017, NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING – Over Southern Kaduna Killings.
To: All Christians in Nigeria and Diaspora.
In view of the PRESENT PREDICAMENT IN SOUTHERN KADUNA, the President of CAN has directed that Sunday January 8th. 2017, should be declared National Day of Mourning by Christians including those in Diaspora.
We are to pray fervently (fast) for all our Southern Kaduna Brothers and Sisters who lives and are victims of these wanton killings and also for the peace of our dear Country, Nigeria.
Therefore, all Christians are directed to DRESS IN THEIR MOURNING ATTIRE OF BLACK CLOTHES OR DRESSES in all our Church Services on Jan. 8th. 2017, as we pray that God who delivered the Jews from Haman, should deliver Christians from Hamans in Nigeria. Further, all celebrations/merriments associated with the New Year are to be done on very low key in solidarity with our brethren who had lost their lives and who have been denied the privilege of celebrating the Yuletide. An injustice to one is an injustice to all! May God deliver our Land from the forces of darkness on rampage in Jesus’ mighty name, amen. Our God is mighty and powerful and He will surely deliver us!
Rev. Musa Asake, Ph.D
CAN National General Secretary.