Rivers Christians to take prayer road walk to govt house

Brave Dickson

Christians in Rivers State will on February 2 embark on prayer road walk that will terminate at Government House, Port Harcourt.

The prayer procession is expected to kick start from Isaac Boro Park, Port Harcourt from 12noon.

The prayer procession which will come after another 3-day special fasting and prayer beginning from January 31 is aimed at protesting against the incessant killings, and adduction of Christians in the country.

The Assistant Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rivers State, Pst (Amb.) John C. A. Odinichi on behalf of the state secretariat of CAN said that the move was in line with a directive by the national leadership of CAN.

His words in print said: “Following the gruesome murder of the Chairman of CAN in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Rev. Lawan Andimi by the Boko Haram terrorists, the beheading of 11 Christians by Islamic State on Christmas Day of 2019 in Maiduguri, the abduction and killings of many Christians, CAN under the leadership of His Eminence Dr Samson Supo Ayokunle has called for another nationwide three days special fasting and prayer scheduled for Friday, 31st January to the 2nd of February, 2020.

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“Nigerian churches at home and abroad should unite against the gruesome killing of innocent Nigerians and for our government to develop the capacity to overcome the criminals troubling the nation.

“On the third day, being Sunday the 2nd of February, 2020, there will be a Special Prayer Walk by Christians in all the states of the federation in the form of a procession to be led by states CAN chairmen and pastors/leaders of churches in Nigeria.

In this regard, the executive of CAN, Rivers State is appealing to the heads of families and denominations to mobilise their members to come out en mass and participate in the prayer walk exercise which is to commence from Isaac Boro Park by 12noon to Government House on the 2nd of February, 2020,” adding that the church is matching on and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.