By Marcus Ikechukwu
The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has congratulated Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and the entire Muslims as they celebrate this year Eid-el-Fitr.
In a statement signed by Barrister Joseph Daramola, CAN’s General Secretary on Sunday, the association congratulated Muslim brothers and sisters on the end of the Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
CAN urged Muslims to abide with the teaching and the principles of Ramadan in their daily activities.
“We know that it is those who fight and kill on religion basis that are largely responsible for the unending killings and abductions in the country. It is these pseudo-Muslims who are slaughtering fellow human beings and who burn down worship and market places, all in the name of God who is peace personified. We are praying for their repentance.”
The CAN leadership said it will not cease having dialogues on peace and unity with the leadership of NSCIA at the forum provided for by the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC).
It also called on the Federal government to reconsider the de-radicalising and rehabilitating of the arrested and the surrendered terrorists simply because the programme considered laudable is becoming counterproductive.