CAN Representative at the Confab Accusses OIC of Sponsoring Boko Haram
A delegate representing CAN at the National Conference, Pastor Bosun Emmanuel, told the gathering made up of eminent Christian leaders in the country that the ongoing onslaught by the Boko Haram sect was a premeditated plan by the OIC to destabilise the country, with a follow up of Islamisation of Nigeria.
Emmanuel in his presentation listed Nigeria among other 10 countries in Africa the OIC had marked out to ensure that if Islamise.
He further stated that due to the destruction of places of worship in the North occasioned by the insurgency, plans were under way through out the country to mobilise Christians for a N5 billion fund raising project for the rebuilding of burnt churches in the North.
On his part, NOSCEF Chairman, Olaiya Philips. “The attention of the whole world need to be drawn to the torture and killings Christians in northern Nigeria are facing.”
Philips stressed that NOSCEF would continue to voice its position on the current situation and killings of Christians in the North.
Also, Bishop of Canterbury, and the global head of Anglican Church, Archbishop Justin Welby, sent a solidarity message to Christians especially those in the northern part of Nigeria facing act of persecution and terrorism.
Welby who was represented by the Secretary for Inter-Religous Affairs for the Church of England, Rev. Toby Howarth, urged Nigerian Christians to forge a common front in unity and ensure that they don’t resort to violence even in the midst of provocation.
The conference witnessed a presentation on religious issues by Cross River State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke.
Imoke, who was represented by the Special Assistant on Inter-Religious Affairs, harped on the need for peaceful co-existence.
Other dignitaries at the event included General Lawrence Onoja (rtd), Special Adviser to the President on Ethics and Values, Mrs. Sarah Jubril, among others.
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