The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has kicked against plan to enlist Nigeria as an Islamic state by the Federal Government.
This was contained in a statement signed by the General Secretary of CAN, Rev. Musa Asake that revealed the inclusion of Nigeria as one of the 34 Muslim Arab countries to fight ISIS.
According to the statement, Saudi Arabia was building a coalition of 34 Muslim/Arab countries to fight ISIS and Nigeria was named among the 34.
It said “This singular gesture of the Buhari government betrays so much, and tends to confirm our fears that underneath everything this government is doing, there is an agenda with strong Islamic undertones, aimed at undermining Nigeria’s pluralistic character and neutrality regarding government’s affiliation to any one religion.”
“While joining hands with other countries to fight ISIS is something good, our country must not be tagged as a Muslim or Arab nation. Christians must make a public statement showing their discontent on this development which portends great danger to national unity and integration, CAN said.