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Leader denies Borno church demolitions

12 September 2013, 07:29Emeka Adebanji

Abuja - Borno State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has denied comments attributed to it alleging the state intended to demolish some churches in the region.

It was reported in the media recently the state government was planning to demolish about 20 churches and some schools to make way for a planned housing estate.

The Chairman of Borno chapter of CAN, Reverend Titus Pona, dismissed such reports.

"We feel duty bound to correct the erroneous impressions created by the said media reports which was credited to CAN, and wish to disown it," he stated.

He argued he leadership of CAN in the state was always available for clarification on all issues relating to Christian community but felt that channel had not been exhausted in this matter, hence this response.

"We urge Christians to disregard the said report and continue their  normal activities. Christian’s everywhere are known to cherish  peaceful-coexistence.

"Here in Borno State over the years, we have without compromising the interest of the Christiandom maintained a cordial relationship with the present administration in Borno State.

"We are confident that the same government will not contemplate  jeopardizing that harmonious relationship," said Pona.

- CAJ News


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