CAN condemns attack on Apostle Suleman


Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the recent attack on the general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman.
On October 21, gunmen attacked a convoy conveying the cleric in the Auchi area of Edo state.
Seven people,  including three police officers.
In a statement  on Tuesday, the association expressed worry over the incident and called for a full-scale investigation.
The statement signed by the President of CAN, Rev. Daniel Okoh, said the incident was an attempt by evil doers to cause mayhem not only in Edo state but the country as a whole.
“We consider it as a disturbing development and another attempt by evil doers to cause mayhem not only in Edo State, but also in the nation as a whole.
“The national leadership of CAN commiserates with the Omega Fire Ministries International and the family of those who lost their relatives in the ugly incident.
“While we call for a full-scale investigation into the dastardly act that claimed several innocent lives, let all hands be on deck to uncover the identities of those involved in this heinous crime and bring them to book.”
The CAN President urged  security agencies in the country to rise to the challenges in the country on the backdrop of the recent security alert issued by the US  embassy in Abuja.
He said, “in view of the US Embassy’s warning of a possible terror attack by bandits in Abuja, CAN appealed to our security operatives to wake up to the challenges of securing people’s lives and property to avoid the consequences of a resort to self-help.
“We must do whatever it takes to stop those plotting to eliminate innocent citizens anywhere in the country by brutal means, from achieving their ignoble objectives. They must not be allowed to continue their wickedness.”
Okoh called on churches and all Nigerians to be vigilant and alert security agencies of any suspicious movements in their vicinities.


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