CAN condemns Saudi, US attacks
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.