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Southern Kaduna killings: CAN declares day of mourning

31 December 2016, 14:04

Abuja - The Christian association of Nigeria, CAN, has declared a national day of mourning for victims of the crisis in southern Kaduna State, and other parts of Nigeria, reports Premium Times

The day of mourning, which is to be observed on January 8, 2017, will serve as a fervent day of prayer and empathy for those affected by the killings.

Addressing journalists in Abuja, the Secretary General of CAN, Musa Asake, blamed  Buhari’s silence and  the approach of  Kaduna State government for the escalation of the crisis.

Also read:31 killed in fresh Southern Kaduna attack

“In view of the present predicament, the president of CAN has directed that Sunday, January 8, be declared a national day of mourning by all Christians, including those in the diaspora. We are to pray fervently for our southern Kaduna brothers and sisters who are victims of these wanton killings and also for the peace of our dear country, Nigeria,”  Asake said.

Read more at Premium Times

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