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‘The agenda with the killing of Christians has not stopped till today’

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The Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) has come out to kick in opposition to the removing of Nigeria from the checklist of nations blacklisted for “partaking in violation of non secular freedom” by america.

On Wednesday, November 17, Antony Blinken, US secretary of state, introduced 10 international locations “of specific concern (CPC)”, eradicating Nigeria from the checklist a yr after placing Nigeria.

 

However Samson Ayokunle, CAN nationwide president, mentioned Christians throughout Nigeria are nonetheless going through persecution from terrorist teams and questioned the info or statistics utilized by the US authorities earlier than deciding to take away Nigeria from the checklist.

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“The US authorities didn’t contact us once they have been itemizing Nigeria among the many international locations of ‘Specific Concern’ on spiritual freedom, neither did they search our opinion earlier than eradicating Nigeria from the checklist. If they’d performed, we’d have been capable of examine the statistics then and now on the difficulty of freedom of faith in Nigeria,” the assertion reads.

 

“No matter would be the knowledge they used, our prayer is that Nigeria can be a rustic the place no spiritual group is discriminated in opposition to or persecuted and that our authorities would see to it that each one religiously biased insurance policies are discontinued with.

“Christians had confronted and are nonetheless going through persecution from ISWAP and the Boko Haram Islamic group until as we speak as earlier than. These are the individuals who mentioned their agenda was to wipe away Christianity from Nigeria and to plant Islam as the one faith from the North all the way down to the Atlantic Ocean within the South. That agenda with the killing of Christians has not stopped until as we speak and Nigerians reside witnesses.

“The bandits have joined different militant Islamic teams to be ferociously attacking church buildings, killing worshippers and kidnapping for ransom. The herdsmen are equally doing their havoc. Now we have misplaced many individuals and locations of worship to their assault, particularly within the Northcentral and the Northeast a part of the nation. 

“Now we have been shouting on the high of our voice nearly in useless, that authorities insurance policies needs to be religiously impartial sufficient in order that no spiritual group can be seen as being favoured or discriminated in opposition to. 

 

“Up until as we speak, our authorities remains to be funding the membership of Nigeria in all of the Worldwide Islamic organisations like OIC and its allies with out being a part of any worldwide Christian organisation. 

“As soon as once more, we urge the US authorities to assist us by permitting us to know what has modified between the time our nation was put within the checklist of ‘international locations of specific concern’ and now.”

 

 

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