By; AMOS MATHEW, Kaduna
Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Kaduna State Chapter at a prayer meeting against the continuous killings in Nigeria, Kaduna State and Southern Kaduna in particular have declared that God will fight the battle against all enemies perpetrating unwarranted attacks on the people of Southern Kaduna.
CAN in its second week of prayers for a one month interdenominational prayers every sunday tagged ‘Black Sunday’ against the continued attacks and unwarranted killings in Southern Kaduna of Kaduna State, expressed this.
The prayers which held at the Evangelical Winning All Church (ECWA) Narayi High Cost had Christians in their thousands all adorned in black attires engaged in fervent prayers for peace in Nigeria, Kaduna State and Southern Kaduna.
Various pastors took turns to lead the congregation in sessions of prayers against the killings and asked God to intervene and restore peace in all the troubled areas and fight the battles of the helpless.
In his sermon amidst the prayer session, the President of the United Church of Christ in Nigeria (HEKAN) Rev. Amos G. Kiri who took his reading from Psalms 46 vs 1- 11 charged the congregation not to weary with the happenings but to raise their voices to God in prayers.
He noted that any government that is not worried about the well-being of her citizens does not deserve to be called a government, while challenging Christians in government to speak up against all forms of injustice against the church in Nigeria.
“Insensitive government and leaders must wake up from their slumber, government must listen to our cry, the killings in southern Kaduna must stop, enough is enough and what is good for the goose should be good for the gander” he said.
In his remarks, the CAN Chairman Kaduna State Chapter Reverend John Joseph Hayab urged for continued prayers that God will expose whoever is behind the killings in Kaduna State and Southern Kaduna.
He called on Christian leaders with specific mention of Bishop David Oyedepo, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Pastor Dr. Paul Eneche and many others to speak up and not keep quite against the killings.
Rev. Hayab also said that, they are believing God Almighty that He (God) will surely answer their prayers, hope that after the 5 weeks of the prayers, they may decided to stage a peaceful procession in the Federal Capital, Abuja.
Also speaking, the President Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) Hon. Jonathan Asake thanked the church for standing with them in prayers.
He said the killings must not be given political colouration but condemned as a crime against humanity.