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Published On: Fri, Jul 25th, 2014

CAN condemns Kano, Kaduna blasts; says its disregard for the Almighty

ayo-oritsejafor_president_canBy Evelyn Okakwu

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the recent bomb blasts in Kano and Kaduna.

A statement from the CAN President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor said, “CAN received the sad news of wednesday’s twin bomb explosions in Kaduna State and that of Kano yesterday, in which many lives were lost, others injured and property worth huge sums destroyed, with shock and dismay”.

They noted that the attack was a huge disregard for God, coming at a time when the Holy month of Ramadan was at its peak. “The attack, coming almost at the climax of the holy month of Ramadan is a clear indication of the perpetrators’ inclination to evil and disregard for the true God and all that are linked to him”.

The statement lamented the target of high profile personalities, describing the attacks as a huge disregard for those who constitute the moral compass of the society.

“It is also regretful that such an incident is happening in our communities at this time, especially when all faithful are in search for genuine reconciliation with their God and seek peaceful co-existence with their neighbours”.

“On behalf of the Christian community in Nigeria, I wish to commiserate with all those who lost loved ones or suffered one form of mishap or the other in yesterday’s incident.

“I however thank God for saving the lives of two prominent Nigerians, former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and an Islamic Cleric, Dahiru Bauchi, in the bomb attacks. This, again, is evidence that God is greater than the perpetrators of these acts”, he stated.

They called on all Nigerians to be optimistic.


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