Church demolition: CAN president condemns murder of one of them and calls for a commission of inquiry Nigeria news
- The Christian Association of Nigeria called for the reconstruction of five demolished churches by the Borno State government
- The Borno State Chapter of the Christian Body made the request at a press conference in Maiduguri following the death of a 20-year-old, alongside five other people.
- CAN President Bishop Williams Naga condemned murder and demolition exercise, demanding investigative panel
Borno – The Borno State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called for the reconstruction of five churches demolished by the Borno State government in various locations in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Among other things, the claims were followed by the exercise to demolish an EYN church in Maduganari in Maiduguri where a 20-year-old worker identified as Ezekiel Bitrus Tumba was shot and five people injured by a member of the Civilian Joint Taskforce (CJTF), attached to the Borno Geographic Information System (BOGIS), a state government agency that carried out the demolition exercise on Thursday August 5.
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According to reports from Leadership, young people at EYN church tried to stop BOGIS officials from demolishing the church by throwing stones when the CJTF member shot the deceased and injured others.
CAN President Bishop Williams Naga at a press conference at COCIN Church in Maiduguri condemned the murder of Ezekiel, a son of the pastor of COCIN Church, and the demolition of the local church brothers in Nigeria as well as injuries inflicted on five other people.
The bishop who called the incident tragic and condemnable.
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It was reported that NANS National President Sunday Asefon launched the appeal on behalf of the association on Sunday August 8 in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Other reports said he condemned the closure of some schools in parts of the north due to the growing wave of student kidnappings.
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