Recently the terrorists unleashed mayhem near a mosque in Saudi Arabia. On behalf of the out-going President of the Christian Association of Nigeria,
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor and all Christians in Nigeria, we totally condemn this sacrilegious act. We urge those behind this act and other similar acts to desist from such because no good thing comes out of the acts of violence.
Nobody should be deceived into believing that doing violence in the name of God would attract any eternal reward. Violence and all acts of cruelty against humanity would end up in eternal condemnation and everlasting punishment. We therefore sympathize with all Muslims all over the world over this unfortunate development.
Similarly, CAN condemns the separate brutality of policemen in Minnesota and Louisiana against two African-Americans which led to their premature death.
Much more, the reprisal attacks on and killing of the policemen who were protecting the people doing peaceful protest against the continuous killings of black people in America was condemnable, unjustifiable and totally irrational. Two wrongs can never make a right.
We urge the American government to do something to police brutality against all races in America because all lives matter. The parliament must do something to control gun possession so as to avoid in the future senseless killings like these and make America safer. Finally, we sympathize with the families of those killed in the three incidents and the American government and pray for fortitude to bear the loss.
Rev. Dr. Samson ‘Supo Ayokunle
Christian Association of Nigeria &
President, Nigerian Baptist Convention