The Christian of Nigeria (CAN) has kicked against a conference on witchcraft slated to hold at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), warning the institution to shelve it.
The Chairman of CAN in the Southeast, Bishop Goddy Okafor, who gave the warning in a statement on Thursday, also called for a one-day prayer by all Christians to avert the conference.
The conference, according to reports, is being packaged by the B.I.C Ijomah Centre for Policy and Research in UNN, and it is expected to hold between November 26 and 27.
Okafor said: “I call on all Heads of Blocks, State Chairmen and other Stakeholders of Christian Association of Nigeria South-East Zone to take up aggressive prayers against the planned convention of Witches and Wizards slated to hold on November 26 at UNN.
“This convention is not of God and must not hold in Jesus name. Exodus 22:18 says, ‘Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live’.
“I hereby direct, all Christian Churches in South East of Nigerian to take up lamentation and pray against this evil movement in all our churches this coming Sunday.
“I also call upon all Christian Campus Fellowship Groups and other Christian Students’ Associations to join in this effort and stand up for JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD against this evil development in South East Of NIGERIA.”
On his part, Apsotle Dr. Joseph Ajujungwa, the Secretary of CAN in the 17 Southern States, also warmed the organisers against holding the conference.
“We the Christian community reject in its entirety this attempt to hand over the UNN to the devil. This kind of thing cannot happen without some spiritual implications and effect and this is why we are saying ‘No’ to it.
“I join in calling on all Christians to hold fervent prayers in order to avert this looming danger. This is nothing but initiation through the back-door, and everything must be done to stop it.
“We urge the authorities of the UNN to avert the wrath of God by calling this conference off. It will not be of any advantage to the people but will end up in bringing calamity,” Ajujungwa warned.