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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has made an adjustment to the protest over the murder of Deborah Samuel which is billed to hold on Sunday (Today).
The President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle issued a circular to churches on Saturday.
The religious leader informed them of the plans by Muslims to counter the demonstration.
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Ayokunle noted that their intention “is to cause chaos and attribute it to us”.
“In view of the foregoing, I urge you all to do the protest of placard-carrying within the premises of your churches or local CAN Secretariat”, he said.
The cleric advised Christians nationwide to pray for justice for Deborah “who was wickedly and extra-judicially slain”.
Ayokunle urged them to seek God’s intervention “for a change of heart” for people who find it “convenient to kill their fellow humans under religious guise”.
The President prayed that “the Lord be with us all, His Church in Nigeria and our nation who is in birth pains”.
Deborah, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, was stoned and burned last Thursday for blasphemy.
The incident has attracted local and international condemnation with demands for the prosecution of the killers.
The Hausa Christians Foundation (HACFO) said they would not bow to persecution and killings of faithful in Nigeria’s North.
The reaction followed recent events including the gruesome murder of Deborah Samuel.
The Shehu Shagari College of Education student was lynched last Thursday in Sokoto State.
The European Union (EU), the United Kingdom, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and bodies have condemned the murder.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby has reacted to the killing of Deborah Yakubu, a Christian student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, condemning her killers and calling on authorities to measures in place to forestall future occurrences.
Africa Daily News, New York reports that Welby described Deborah’s murder as a sin against God.