CAN Set Out Day Of National Prayer For Persecuted Christians


The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared 21st January of every year as the CAN National Day of Prayers for the persecuted Christians in Nigeria, in honour of the late CAN chairman in Michika local government area of Adamawa State, Rev Lawan Andimi, and other victims of terrorist and herdsmen attacks in the country.

The CAN president, Rev Samson Ayokunle, in a statement made available to reporters, yesterday, in Abuja, said 21st January, 2020, was the day Rev Andimi was killed by the Boko Haram terrorists after his refusal to convert to Islam as demanded by his captors, hence, it was a day chosen in his honour.

The resolution, according to the statement, became imperative in honour of all the Christians who have been killed by the Boko Haram terrorists, Fulani herdsmen killers, and the bandits nationwide.

He called on the Christians in the country, especially denominational leaders, to reflect the date in their annual calendar of activities.

The statement reads in part: “The decision was taken today Friday at its just-concluded meeting of the National Executive Committee held at its National Secretariat in Abuja, where they also confirmed Barrister Joseph Daramola as the substantive general secretary and Elder Biodun Sanyaolu as the assistant general secretary of CAN.”