CAN to FG: You can’t include Nigeria among Arab nations to fight ISIS

CAN to FG: You can’t include Nigeria among Arab nations to fight ISIS


The Christian Association of Nigeria on Wednesday protested what it termed the attempt by the Federal Government to include Nigeria among the Arab nations to fight the Islamic State, popularly known as the ISIS.

Saudi Arabia, according to reports, was building a coalition of 34 Muslim/Arab countries to fight ISIS, with Nigeria named among them.

A statement by CAN on Wednesday night protested the inclusion of Nigeria in the coalition.

The statement, signed by the General Secretary of CAN, Rev. Musa Asake, said: “This singular gesture of the Buhari government betrays so much, and tends to confirm our fears that underneath everything this government is doing, there is an agenda with strong Islamic undertones, aimed at undermining Nigeria’s pluralistic character and neutrality regarding government’s affiliation to any one religion.

“While joining hands with other countries to fight ISIS is something good, our country must not be tagged as a Muslim or Arab nation. Christians must make a public statement showing their discontent on this development which portends great danger to national unity and integration.”


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