CAN supports U.S. stance on Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has reacted to the recent listing of the country by the United States government among nations tolerating religious persecution.

In a statement on Sunday by Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant on Media and Communications to the CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, the association warned that discrimination against Christians can result in another civil war which Nigeria may not survive.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the U.S. Department of State listed Nigeria among countries like Cuba, Nicaragua and Sudan who are now part of the US watch list for governments that have perpetrated or tolerated “severe violations of religious freedom.”

The inclusion of Nigeria by the department was announced by the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who had also…

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