CAN con­demns Saudi, US at­tacks

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ab­bas Ji­moh

The Pres­i­dent-elect, Chris­tian As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria and Pres­i­dent, Nige­rian Bap­tist Con­ven­tion (NBC), Dr. Sam­son Ayokunle, has con­demned the re­cent sui­cide at­tacks in Saudi Ara­bia and the sniper at­tack in the United States.

In a state­ment yes­ter­day in Abuja, the CAN leader said no­body should be de­ceived into be­liev­ing that do­ing vi­o­lence in the name of God would at­tract any eter­nal re­ward and that vi­o­lence and all acts of cru­elty against hu­man­ity would end up in eter­nal con­dem­na­tion and pun­ish­ment.

“On be­half of the out-go­ing pres­i­dent of CAN, Pas­tor Ayo Orit­se­jafor and all Chris­tians in Nige­ria, we to­tally con­demn this sac­ri­le­gious act. We urge those be­hind this act and other sim­i­lar acts to de­sist from such be­cause no good thing comes out of acts of vi­o­lence. We there­fore sym­pa­thize with all Mus­lims all over the world over this un­for­tu­nate de­vel­op­ment.

“Sim­i­larly, CAN con­demns the sep­a­rate bru­tal­ity of po­lice­men in Min­nesota and Louisiana against two African-Amer­i­cans which led to their pre­ma­ture death. Much more, the reprisal killing of po­lice­men who were pro­tect­ing the peo­ple do­ing peace­ful protest against the con­tin­u­ous killings of black peo­ple in Amer­ica is con­demnable, un­jus­ti­fi­able and to­tally ir­ra­tional. Two wrongs can never make a right,” Ayokunle said.

He there­fore urged the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment to take ac­tion on po­lice bru­tal­ity against all races in Amer­ica be­cause all lives mat­ter.

He also sym­pa­thised with the fam­i­lies of the killings and urged the US par­lia­ment to act on gun con­trol and pos­ses­sion to avoid fu­ture killings and make Amer­ica safer.

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