The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is not happy over the killing of two clerics of the Roman Catholic Church and the Nigerian Baptist Convention.

CAN President, Rev Samson Ayokunle condemned the killings and said the clerics were killed by some unknown gunmen in Abuja and Kaduna State.

He added that the late Rev. Fr. Michael Akawu, was reportedly shot dead in Gwagwalada, Abuja, while shopping on Aug. 18.

“Few hours later, on Sunday, August 19, at about 1.00 a.m, according to informed sources, some hoodlums suspected to be Fulani terrorists attacked Nasara Baptist Church in Guguwa near Rigasa in Kaduna.

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“The suspected terrorists shot dead Rev. Hosea Akuchi and took away his wife, Mrs Talatu Akuchi.

“Her whereabouts remain unknown and the criminals have demanded for the sum of five million naira for her release,” he said.

Ayokunle said that Akawu, was ordained as priest on Feb. 4, 2017 by the Archbishop of Abuja, the Most Revd. John Cardinal Onayeikan and was the first FCT indigenous Catholic priest to be ordained.

The CAN president prayed to God to comfort and console the Roman Catholic Church in Nigeria and the Nigerian Baptist Convention, the churches where they were serving with their immediate families.

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