Christians call for church rebuilding in Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the nation’s government to help with rebuilding churches across the north-eastern states after a report revealed that at least 900 Christian places of worship have been destroyed by Boko Haram since the group began its violent activities. 

Having gathered for a meeting of its national executive council in order to discuss ongoing pressure on Christian communities across Nigeria, and especially in the north-east, where Boko Haram continues to operate, CAN lamented “continued attacks on Christians in Southern Kaduna, Plateau, Benue, and Taraba communities”

CAN also urged the government to re-establish the Nigeria Inter Religion Council (NIREC) towards fomenting peace between faith traditions and to offer an alternative voice to that of Boko Haram in seeking new recruits through selective interpretations of the Koran.