Christian Day Of Mourning: CAN Suspends Programme Nationwuide


Christian Day Of Mourning: CAN Suspends Programme Nationwide

Pan-Nigerian Religious group, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has suspended its Christian Day of Mourning Programme.

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Wednesday disclosed that it has suspended the Christian Day of Mourning based on credible reports of concern.

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The announcement was contained in a statement signed by General Secretary of CAN, Rev. Musa Asake.

CAN statement on the Day of Mourning programme was made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.


According to the statement, National President of CAN, Rev Samson Ayokunle, stated that the day was previously scheduled to take place globally on March 19, 2017.

Rev. Ayokunle said that the suspension of the programme was due to misunderstanding, misinterpretation and subsequent security concerns.

CAN Suspends Christian Day of Mourning Nationwide

He took cognizance of the preparations that various Christian groups have made to participate in the programme.

The Clergyman further explained that the programme was designed in all honesty and sincerity, to mourn the death of thousands of Christians murdered by religious insurgents.

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He said:

“All Nigerian Christian assemblies are urged to have a normal Sunday Worship on March 19, 2017, but suspend any action on the Christian Day of Mourning.

“Christians should be careful and watchful. Further communication shall be issued by CAN in due course.

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“In the meantime, we are all urged to remain steadfast and resolute in the Grace of God that Nigeria shall overcome the present distress and peace shall prevail all over the nation.‘’

Meanwhile, former Aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has thrown his weight behind embattled clergyman, Apostle Johnson Suleiman.

Reno, through his thread on Twitter had thrown several thoughts and questions justifying and perhaps clarifying Apostle Suleiman’s stance in the case.

The former presidential aide had alleged that Apostle Suleiman is only being attacked becuase he stood against the killings in Southern Kaduna.