As Christians in Nigeria continue to suffer an ongoing assault by militants of the radical Islamis sect, Boko Haram, Rev. Avwomakpa of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called for a three-week period of fasting and prayer to place petitions before the Lord for the rescuing of the nation from death and destruction. Just last week Boko Haram radicals ransacked the grain deposits, torched four churches, and slayed a pastor of Gwoza community of Borno State. The sect continues a four-year insurgency to see to the establishment of a separate Islamic state to be ruled by Boko Haram’s special brand of Shari’ah law.
06/18/2013 Nigeria (AllAfrica) – Chairman, South-South zone of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev. God-dowell Avwomakpa, has called for the commencement of 21 days of national fasting and prayers to save Nigeria from imminent danger and disintegration.
Avwomakpa said each fasting day would be rounded-off with prayers to intercede for peace, love, harmony and blessing for Nigeria.
Avwomakpa, who titled the programme “Let God Intervene”, assured that God would not abandon Nigeria because He loved the country immensely and would not allow it to be destroyed by Satan and its agents.
The cleric disclosed that God would soon dismantle forces of darkness working against the peace, unity and development of Nigeria, adding that this year’s theme, “Kingdom Principles”, would be a point of contact for God to do His marvelous work on Nigeria.