CAN declares three-day fasting, prayer over jihadists’ threat in Delta

Fulani Herdsmen

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared a three-day fasting and prayer for Christians over threat by alleged herders to attack Delta State.

The spiritual exercise began on Sunday, June 20 and will last till Tuesday June 22, 2021.

A group which identified itself as Fulani jihadists had threatened to attack the state if the open grazing ban was not reversed.

Southern governors had gathered in Asaba, Delta State capital in May where they announced the ban on open grazing in the region.

However, in a letter by the state chairman, Senior Apostle Sylvanus Okorote, CAN directed pastors and leaders of all churches to print a copy of the said threat letter and lay it on their altars before God while prayers are being conducted in their local churches.

It also directed that prayers for Sunday June 20, 2021 would hold during Sunday church service in each of the local churches, while that of Monday June 21, 2021 would hold 5pm in the churches , adding that that of Tuesday June 22, 2021 would hold at 4pm at a public place in the local government area.

The association further directed that on the third day of the fasting and prayer (Tuesday), members of all churches would assemble at a yet to be chosen venue.

According to CAN, all pastors and worshipers are requested to attend the Tuesday gathering and hand over the letter which they lay for two nights in their altar to the LGA CAN coordinator “who would, with fathers of faith, say the final prayer for Christians’ victory over the plot.”