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Monday, 1 April 2013

CAN Warns Muslim Leaders In Delta Against Baseless Accusations

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Delta State Chapter, has called on leaders of the Muslim community in the state to watch their utterances in order not to jeopardise the peaceful co-existence between Christians and Muslims in the state.
CAN in its reaction to recent media reports by Muslim council in the state calling for equal treatment, urged the Muslim leaders to appreciate the good things Delta State Government has been doing for Muslims in the state.
In a statement by the Delta State Secretary of CAN, Reverend Oke Akokotu, the body said; “Instead of asking the state government to accord equal treatment to Christians and their Muslim counterparts in the state, the Muslim community should appreciate all the good things successive governments in Delta state had done for the Muslim community in the state.”
Akokotu described as baseless, the allegations by the Delta State Muslim Council that Muslims in the state were marginalised.
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He therefore asked Delta State Government to disregard the reports and agitations by the Muslim body, arguing that the agitation was capable of breaching peace in the state and jeopardizing the existing peaceful co-existence between the two religious bodies in the state, and also the peace and security agenda of the state government.

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