Abuja – A Civil Society Organisation, Impact Future Nigeria has accused Christian Association of Nigeria ( CAN ) of shielding the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E. A. Adeboye for his deafening silence over indiscriminate killings of Nigerians.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Convener May Ubeku and made available to our correspondent on Thursday in Abuja.
The groups alleged that CAN kept mute on alleged attacks the group suffered when they staged a peaceful protest to RCCG’s headquarters in Lagos on Monday, instead focused on exonerating Adeboye that CAN itself had accused of being silent on the plight of Nigerian Christians under the current administration.
The statement berated both CAN and PFN for not condemning armoured personnel carrier, APC, that was ordered to block the protesters adding that more than 30 heavily armed mobile policemen deployed to stop the protesters during the peaceful march.
According to the statement “Very unfortunate that people protesting against the current state of heightened insecurity and uncertainty with regards to the Islamization of Nigeria, RUGA and general killings could rather be described as ‘secular’ (by CAN) as if they have no legitimate right to call out people complicit in the current sorry state of affairs.
“The nation at large is trouble today looking at the fact that survival and existence as humans are at stake. The lives of their children loved ones and those of their generations yet unborn are currently being threatened by the current Islamization threats and killings ”
The group argued why CAN would say ‘Adeboye cannot speak on issues that CAN or PFN has spoken about, unless by the express permission of the two bodies.’
“CAN and PFN should confirm if indeed they both gave express permission to Adeboye to make the statements and action he has been accused of ” the group queried.
The group, however, lamented the alarming and worrisome spate of killings in the country adding that the nation at large is trouble and survival and existence as humans are at stake.