In lieu of the recent near-fatal attack on one of their members, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has finally put out a statement to the recent assassination attempt which had been made on the life of Apostle Johnson Suleman of the Omega Fire Ministry in Edo State.
Africa Daily News, New York can also recall that Apostle Suleman’s motorcade had been recently attacked over the weekend in the Auchi area of Edo State which had led to the death of seven persons including some police officers.
While many of the stakeholders had swiftly condemned the ugly development, the Christian Association and top pastors in the country had managed to kept mum on the matter.
But the President of the association, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel Okoh had put out a statement in Abuja on Sunday where they had completely condemned the attack, demanding a full-scale investigation into the dastardly act.
According to him, “The national leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, vehemently condemns in its entirety, the recent assassination attempt on the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, and the killing of his aides.
“We consider it as a disturbing development and another attempt by evil doers to cause mayhem not only in Edo State, but also in the nation as a whole.
“CAN commiserates with the Omega Fire Ministries International and the family of those who lost their relatives in the ugly incident.”
The CAN president also condemned the killing of Apostle Suleiman’s aides and security agents by the assailants suspected to be assassins, describing the incident as a disturbing one and required immediate action to arrest the situation.