FCT CAN calls for calm over mur­der of evan­ge­list

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Taiwo Adeniyi

The Chris­tian As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria (CAN), Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT) chap­ter, has urged Chris­tians to be calm and allow the peace of God to reign in their hearts and on the sit­u­a­tion that led to the death of Mrs Eu­nice Elisha.

The FCT CAN Chair­man, Rev. Dr. Is­rael Akanji, in a state­ment ap­pealed to ag­grieved peo­ple, par­tic­u­larly Chris­tians, to put on hold any ac­tion as­sur­ing them that the se­cu­rity agen­cies would en­sure that such oc­cur­rence was averted.

“Chris­tians should also know that in all cir­cum­stances, the Bible en­joins us to keep lov­ing our neigh­bours as our­selves and do­ing good to all,” he said.

He, how­ever, said the cir­cum­stances of the killing of the fe­male preacher in Kubwa were wor­ri­some as it could be in­ter­preted as dis­al­low­ing the right of speech and wor­ship which the con­sti­tu­tion de­fends.

“This ac­tion is an evil en­croach­ment on the peace which has ex­isted in the FCT. We be­lieve that this wo­man went out on her nor­mal morn­ing preaching as the peace­ful en­vi­ron­ment had al­ways al­lowed,” he said.

He called on the gov­ern­ment to “act con­vinc­ingly about this oc­cur­rence to show that it is strongly un­ac­cept­able.”

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