Christian Association of Nigeria condoles with the leaderships of the Roman Catholic Church and the Nigerian Baptist Convention

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The Christian Association of Nigeria on Wednesday condoled with the leaderships of the Roman Catholic Church and the Nigerian Baptist Convention over killing of two clerics.

CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Communications Adebayo Oladeji, condemned their killings.

Ayokunle said the clerics were killed by some unknown gunmen in Abuja and Kaduna State.

He added that the late Michael Akawu was reportedly shot dead by gunmen in Gwagwalada, Abuja, while shopping on August 18.

Ayokunle said that Akawu, was ordained as priest on February 4, 2017 by the Archbishop of Abuja, John Onayeikan and was the first FCT indigenous Catholic priest to be ordained.

The CAN president prayed to God to comfort and console the Roman Catholic Church in Nigeria and the Nigerian Baptist Convention, the churches where they were serving with their immediate families.

He, however, called on the Nigeria Police and other relevant security agencies to do whatever it takes to bring the culprits to book and rescue the widow of the late Akuchi as soon as practicable.

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