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‘Nigeria is Not an Islamic Nation’, CAN Condemns Nigeria’s Membership of Islamic Military Alliance’

Kayode Sesan

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has raised the alarm over the attempt by President Buhari’s government to subtly enlist Nigeria among Islamic nations to fight ISIS and other terrorist organisations.

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the formation of a coalition of mostly Sunni Muslim countries to fight ISIS. Nigeria was listed among the 34 nations.

Vanguard reports that Rev. Musa Asake, the general secretary of the CAN, issued a statement accusing President Muhammadu Buhari and the federal government of betrayal.

“This singular gesture of the Buhari government betrays so much, and tends to confirm our fears that underneath everything this government is doing, there is an agenda with strong Islamic undertones, aimed at undermining Nigeria’s pluralistic character and neutrality regarding government’s affiliation to any one religion.

“While joining hands with other countries to fight ISIS is something good, our country must not be tagged as a Muslim or Arab nation. Christians must make a public statement showing their discontent on this development which portends great danger to national unity and integration,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, Ona Ekhomu, the president of the Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria, has warned the government that recent intelligence intercepts indicated that an ISIS attack on Nigeria is imminent.

Instead of waiting for the attack to occur just like it happened in France, Ekhomu urged the federal government to call on Nigerians who can help forestall it.

Turkey has confirmed its membership of the 34-state Islamic military alliance.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said Turkey would lend support to all initiatives against terror, noting that its participation in the military alliance against terrorism was a reflection of such resolve, reiterating his government’s resolve in fighting against global terror.



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  1. Ita Wisdom Bassey

    December 18, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I condemn every tongue contending against Christ and His body in Nigeria and the world over in Jesus Name. They have failed even before they start in Jesus Name.

  2. Ben Bennett Udeogu

    December 18, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    It’s no surprise that Buhari and APC are living up to their billing of Islamizing Nigeria at all cost. When it was observed that the only agenda of the formation of the party was to take Nigeria back by decades Lai Mohammed denied everything. Now what’s happening. This is just the beginning ‘chanji dole’!

  3. bapi

    December 21, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Is this not the height of hypocrisy? Same CAN that never cautioned clueless jona when he made history by being the first nigerian leader to attend O.I.C General meeting…where was CAN when jona allowed Islamic banking take a foothold? This is just another ploy to detract the president from fighting corruption.Christians have been the most killed by terrorists so any effort at destroying these elements need be supported by all.For clarity sake IBB and Jona have ensured Nigeria’s membership of OIC.They both are PDP heroes.CAN should return the billions jona dashed them.we will soon hear the truth about this cheats called Christian leaders.God alone has and will always protect us not any mere sinful mortal.

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