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CAN suspends Christian Day of Mourning

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) said on Wednesday that it has suspended the Christian Day of Mourning based on credible reports of concern.

This is contained in a statement signed by Rev. Musa Asake, General Secretary, CAN, and made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.

The CAN President, Rev Samson Ayokunle, according to the statement, said the day was formerly scheduled to take place globally on March 19, 2017.

Ayokunle states that the suspension of the programme was due to misunderstanding, misinterpretation and subsequent security concerns.

He took cognizance of the preparations that various Christian groups have made to participate in the programme.

Ayokunle explained that the programme was designed in all honesty and sincerity, to mourn the death of thousands of Christians murdered by religious insurgents.

“All Nigerian Christian assemblies are urged to have a normal Sunday Worship on March 19, 2017, but suspend any action on the Day of Mourning.

“Christians should be careful and watchful. Further communication shall be issued by CAN in due course.

“In the meantime, we are all urged to remain steadfast and resolute in the Grace of God that Nigeria shall overcome the present distress and peace shall prevail all over the nation, ‘’he said.

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