The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) to step up advocacy against violent extremism whose actions are giving Islam a bad name.
The Secretary General-Secretary of CAN, Rev. Daramola Joseph disclosed this in a congratulatory message to the NSCIA and all Muslims on Eid Fitr Celebration.
The association also prayed for freedom for those in captivity, assuring that the aftermath of this year’s Ramadan would usher in peace and unity into the Country and vowed not relent in promoting religious tolerance, peace and unity in collaboration with NSCIA.
“We appeal to the leadership of NSCIA to continue to advise and caution the extremists who are not well-grounded in the faith and whose wicked and ungodly actions are giving bad names to Islam.
“It is trite to know that no godly person will engage in the promotion of violence, kidnapping, banditry and terrorism or identify with the perpetrators.
“Our dear Muslim Ummah, it is our sincere prayers that God will rescue all those in the kidnappers’ den and the shedding of young innocent blood will come to an end in Nigeria.
“We remain partners in peace-making. Let us continue working together for peace, unity and progress of the Country’, CAN said.