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Thursday, December 29, 2011
Boko Haram: Protect yourselves in any way you can, Oritsejafor tells Christians
ABUJA— PRESIDENT, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, yesterday told Christian faithful across the country to protect themselves, their property and churches in any way they could, against any attack, even as he asked Muslim leaders to call their people to order.
Oritsejafor stated this when he paid a visit to St Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, the scene of the Christmas bomb blast at Madalla, Niger State.
Oritsejafor, while sympathising with members of the parish, said the visit was to let them know that they were not alone.
“Even though Jesus Christ is with you, we have come to show solidarity,” he said.
Oritsejafor, who described the Madalla bomb blast as “madness that should not be talked about among human beings,” said Christian faithful should expect the unexpected “when you are in the world but our belief in God must be stronger now.”
He said although the Muslim community had taken a good step by visiting and sympathising with Christians and victims of the bomb blast, it was not enough.
He said they should take a step further and help reach Boko Haram members, noting that the perpetrators were not spirits.
His words: “We see this as pure madness, normal people don’t behave like this, even animals have value for each other not to talk of human beings.”