By Richard Akintade, Osogbo
The leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria, in Osun State, has directed churches in the state to observe special prayers for the victims of violence in Southern Kaduna, which has led to loss of many lives.
The State’s CAN chairman, Bishop Amos Ogunrinde, in a statement made available to The Conclave in Osogbo on Sunday, also told Christians in the state to wear black dresses in mourning over 1,000 faithful killed in the crises so far.
Ogunrinde, who expressed worries over the killings in Southern Kaduna, said the situation in the area had assumed worrisome dimension, and “all of us must be concern about this genocidal mission by the killers herdsmen/Boko Haram nicknamed bandits.”
He further contended that, “We cannot at this time continue to keep silent in this bloody attacks but to collectively cry to the Lord of hosts that has the power to fight on behalf of these innocent souls who are on daily basis suffering under the hands in of their tormentors.
“Therefore, as Christians whose weapons are not carnal, OSCAN is calling on all Christians across the state to dedicate at least 10 minutes of prayers for people of Southern Kaduna on Sunday, August 23rd, 2020.
“Knowing that the prayers of the righteous availeth much, we are to call of God for His intervention to stop this dastardly acts and to keep His eyes on our brethren in this area.
“Besides, both the clergies and the laities are advised to wear black dresses as a sign of mourning for over 1,000 souls murdered in cold blood by the enemies of the Church.”