The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Adamawa State has declared a three-day fasting and prayer session from Monday over what it termed rampant killing of Christians in the state.
The exercise was announced just as Governor Ahmadu Fintiri awarded scholarship for children of CAN chairman in Michika local government area, Rev. Lawani Andimi.
Making the declaration for the three-day fasting and prayer, the Adamawa State CAN chairman, Bishop Stephen Mamza, said the Christian community needs to fast and pray “in view of the glaring failure” of the Federal Government to protect lives of Christians in Adamawa and the rest of Nigeria.
Two prominent Christian leaders, as well as a journalist, were killed around Adamawa State within one week recently, the most recent being the beheading of Andimi on Tuesday.
Boko Haram had beheaded Adimi after rejecting a N50 million ransom offer because it fell far lower than their demand.
He was attacked on January 2 during an attack on the town.
Earlier, a pastor and politician, Rev Denis Magauri, was killed by at his residence in Mayo Belwa while a broadcaster with Radio Nigeria’s Fombina FM, Mr Maxwell Nashion, had also been killed by persons the police are still investigating.
Mamza, the CAN state chairman who is also the Catholic Bishop of Yola, urged all Christians in the 21 local government areas of Adamawa State to participate fully in the prayer and fasting session.