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Matters Arising: CAN’s Condolence Visit To Shiite Muslims Leader In Katsina

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Matters Arising: CAN’s Condolence Visit To Shiite Muslims Leader In Katsina

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December 29, 2015 – Matters Arising: CAN President Ayo Oritsejafor Gives Condolences Over Shiite Muslims Killings But Remains Silence Over SCOAN Tragedy

I read today how the head of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, personally called to give his condolences over the unfortunate killings of Sheikh El-Zakzaky’S followers and family in Zaria by the Nigerian army. This was followed by a visit from CAN’s representatives to the Shi’ite leader in Katsina to express their sympathy and condemn the killings. A few months earlier, Oritsejafor commiserated with the Sultan of Sokoto and the leader of Nigerian Muslims, Sa’aid Abubakar lll, on the stampede tragedy during the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia which led to well over 2,000 deaths.

There’s nothing improper in sending condolences to the Muslim community when tragedy strikes but it makes CAN’s disturbing silence over the Synagogue incident even louder. In September 2014, 115 Christians perished in the building collapse at The SCOAN yet CAN remained silent, sending neither a message of condolence to the church’s founder T.B. Joshua nor the families of those affected.

Remarkably, the Sultan of Sokoto was actually among the first to send his condolences to The SCOAN and T.B. Joshua when this occurred.

About the author: Nosa Osasuwa writes from Lagos



  1. RAPO

    December 29, 2015 at 7:19 AM

    There is no need expressing condolence to this religion that promotes KILLING please,,, don’t express any condolence to this KILLER religion We need them to die so that we can have a safe society to live…We christians are praying for muslims to go to extinction you are there expressing condolence… YOUR BIBLE SAYS DO NOT BE EQUALLY YOKE WITH UNBELIEVERS…so don’t go there again… we need them to die more, they have killed christians alot… We are praying for God to kill them for us….I pronounce DEATH ON them in Jesus Name until they repent from KILLING christians. GOD is on my side i fear to baga… RAPO.

  2. Titta

    December 29, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    Local writer from lagos. Is there anything bad if he paid a condolence visit to the victims’ families, instead of us to condemn the killings and unite together u’re sitting there writing jagons

  3. halima

    December 29, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Not surprising. They have a lot in common

  4. halima

    December 29, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    Not surprising. They have a lot in common.

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