Deborah Samuel: Christian Association Of Nigeria Declares Nationwide Protest
May 16, 2022
The Christain Association of Nigeria (CAN) has organised a nationwide protest to demand justice for Deborah Samuel, a 200-level female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, who was burnt to death within the school premises on Thursday for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad.
CAN directs churches across the country to join the protest.
CAN made the call via a circular that was released by the General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, on Saturday, and obtained by SaharaReporters.
“The protest will take place on 22nd May, 2022 in the afternoon by 3pm in every secretariat of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) nationwide and not on the streets in order to avoid further loss of lives. Those without CAN’s Secretariat may use any church with big premises.
“We are to hold placards with some succinct message like “WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR DEBORAH,” “NO MORE KILLING IN GOD’S NAME”, “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH” “POLICE, STOP UNPROVOKED KILLINGS IN NIGERIA, “CHRISTIANS ARE NOT SECOND CLASS CITIZENS,” “KILLERS OF DEBORAH MUST BE PROSECUTED,” “WE CONDEMN RELIGIOUS KILLINGS,” “WE SAY NO TO ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS.”