DEBORAH SAMUEL: CAN urges Christians to respect other religious beliefs

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Monday urged Christians in Nigeria to respect other religious beliefs in the country.

CAN President Samson Ayokunle made the call when he appeared on a show on Arise TV.

He was reacting to the gruesome killing of a student at Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel, by an angry mob for making insulting remarks to the Prophet Muhammad.

The CAN President stressed the need for religious education to ensure mutual respect between people of different faiths.

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Ayokunle said, “I call on every Christian to respect other religious groups around you. There is a need for religious education so that you know what those around you do not want and respect them. If there is mutual respect in this nation, there will be peace.

“In a situation where there is no mutual respect, it also does not call for anyone to take unilateral action against anyone who has offended them. Report it appropriately. This is a civilized society; this does not is not the stone age.

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