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CAN Insists On Justice For Iniubong

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Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said vain teachings by church leaders in the state were misleading youths into crimes such as the murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.

The Chairman, Rev. Ndueso Ekwere, said at a news conference at the weekend in Uyo that the gruesome murder of Miss Umoren by Uduak Frank Akpan might have been a product of vain teachings by clergymen.

He said: ‘’We are sad that the life of a young girl, who had performed excellently in her studies, was cut short in her prime by a devious young man, an act we condemn in its entirety.”

Condoling with the bereaved family, CAN expressed worry about the moral decadence in the society, insisting that justice must be done.

He noted that the death of Miss Umoren had brought to the fore the need to re-emphasise the message of righteousness.

“This murder has brought to the fore, the need to re-emphasise the message of righteousness in the land, while discouraging misleading vain teachings and heresies by some so-called church leaders (especially the kind that is pervading almost every electronic media for several hours now in our state) that may have misled their gullible members and some youths into the get-rich route, thereby increasing the rate of criminality and exposing them to all sorts of atrocities, including crime against fellow human beings.”

Ekwere advised church leaders to preach messages that would promote high moral standard.

Calling on parents to teach their children the fear of God, the CAN chairman enjoined youths to learn skills and be self-reliant.

He said they should not look for white-collar jobs that might not be enough for everybody.

Condoling with the families who have lost their loved ones to attacks, the CAN chairman hailed Governor Udom Emmanuel for visiting the police headquarters to support the force.

He called on the citizens to remain law- abiding and report suspicious moves and persons to security agencies.

Ekwere advised Christians to pray for peace to prevail in the state and the country.

He said CAN has, in solidarity with the national body, declared a three-day solemn fast and prayer “for our land from November 28 to 30.

“This will take place simultaneously in all the states in the country. Christians are to gather each day in their individual churches to pray and end the fast for the day and finally end up with their church service on Sunday.”

He urged Christians to pray for the speedy recovery of Nigeria from its challenges so that it can become a nation everybody will love.

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