Connect with us

News

Northern CAN warns Christian students, parents to shun Sokoto schools

Published

on

Northern CAN warns Christian students, parents to shun Sokoto schools

The Northern chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned Christian students and their parents across the country, especially those in the Northern states, to avoid schools in Sokoto State in the aftermath of the lynching of a female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Deborah Samuel over allegations of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.

The Northern CAN also warned Christian parents not to send their children to any school in the troubled state as they would become marked by extremists.

In a statement issued by the Secretary of Northern CAN, Rev. John Hayab on Monday, the Association said the directive “would continue, pending when the federal and state governments would be ready and willing to secure the lives of our children both in Sokoto and other states that had been hostile to Christians and Christianity.”

“While CAN does not and will not encourage casting aspersions on any religion or religious leader of any faith, CAN frowns on hiding under the gab of any religious extremism to perpetrate any form of criminality against her members, especially in northern Nigeria.

“God Almighty is not and can never be a weak God for mere mortals to fight and defend Him. On the contrary, it is He who keeps watch and defends us. CAN believes that life is sacred and must never be taken by another unless as directed by the state,” part of the statement reads.

Read also: Sokoto College student, Deborah’s murder for alleged blasphemy callous – Gani Adams

The statement also warned those who kill to please their God to exercise restraint because those who tried it in Egypt and their experiences should be enough warning.

“There is the Red Sea awaiting them, even those who are secretly encouraging them, must partake in the Red Sea experience,” it added.

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

17 − 1 =

Investigations