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APC reacts to CAN’s prayer-walk

Pastor Adeboye dressed in a green suit, carried a placard with the inscription, “All souls are precious to God”. Photo: RCCG

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cautioned people in ‘positions of influence’ against utterances that could aid ethno-religious fracas.

The ruling party was reacting to the ‘prayer protests’ against rising killings, held by some churches on the instruction of the Christian Association of Nigeria in parts of the country on Sunday.

The party in a statement on Sunday evening, said: “the commentaries that trail the menace of the Boko-Haram and other criminal elements is assuming a dangerous ethno-religious slant, unfortunately, influenced by insensitive and selfish partisan narratives by shortsighted groups and individuals.”

The APC said the recent pattern of attacks by the Boko-Haram terrorists “is to pitch the Christian and Muslims against one another and should not be promoted by (persons in) ‘positions of influence and authority.’”

Some churches under the auspices of the CAN, earlier on Sunday had a prayer walk in different states to protest against insecurity and the” inability of the government to protect Christians”.

The CAN made the call after the gruesome murder of Lawan Indimi, the chairman of this body in Michika Local Government in Adamawa by Boko Haram terrorists.

Among the persons of influence that led the Sunday prayer walk was the General Overseer of the RCCG, Enoch Adeboye, in the company of his church members.

The RCCG general overseer had enjoined members of his church to participate in the prayer walk.

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