Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to end terrorism in Nigeria.
The Christian association made the appeal as it felicitated the leadership of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and all Muslims in the country on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Maulud, the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (SAW).
The statement signed by CAN’s General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, on Monday in Abuja, said:
”CAN felicitates his Eminence, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, the Sultanate Council, all the Muslim leaders and all Muslims nationwide.
”We seize this opportunity to urge government at all levels to double their efforts in stopping the menace of terrorism and all banditry in Nigeria.
”The government must exercise the political will and pave the way to the end of the insurgency in the country.
”We rejoice with you all and pray that God will continue to keep us one in His love, benevolence, and mercy.”
The statement added that ”It is CAN’s prayer that the good Lord would bring back peace and tranquility to this country, bind us together as one nation and improve our economic growth and development.
”We send the best wishes to our Muslim brothers and sisters from the CAN on this year’s occasion of the birth of Prophet Mohammed (SAW).
“His birth has given all Muslims the power of peaceful co-existence, code of conduct, and boldness to live holy lives here on earth and assurance to enter into paradise hereafter without any hindrance.”