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Insecurity: CAN Plans National Prayer In Abuja Friday

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA, May 13, (THEWILL) â€' As global outrage over the general insecurity in Nigeria continues, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has concluded plans to hold a one day national prayer for Nigeria, tagged `Recover Nigeria.'

A statement signed by CAN's General Secretary Musa Asake said the prayer session which is to be led by the CAN

President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, will be attended by national officials of CAN and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Chapter.

The prayer session, according to the statement, will hold at the National Christian Centre, Abuja between 11am and 1pm on Friday May 16.

The statement said the decision became necessary following the growing concern about the security situation in the country, stressing that all state chapters of the association have been directed to coordinate the prayers at designated locations in all states of the federation.

According to the statement, the prayer session will hold simultaneously in churches across the country on Friday May 16 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Due to the current security situation in our country, the CAN President has directed that a national prayer programme tagged 'Recover Nigeria', be held all over the nation.

All the state CAN are implored to please mobilise Christians from all church groups in their states for this programme and it is expected to run at the same time all over the country.

'This is to enable all Christians to go on their knees and cry out to the Lord to save our nation from the current security challenges,' the CAN General Secretary said in the statement.

The statement expressed confidence that prayers would help Nigeria overcome its current challenges particularly the reign of terror in parts of the country.

The association therefore urged all Christians to actively participate in the programme as part of its contributions to the fight against insurgency in the country.

CAN nonetheless pledged its continued commitment to the quest for peace and its support to government in its fight against insurgency.