The General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Dr. Musa Asake, is dead.

He died on Friday morning in Abuja after a brief illness. He was aged 66.

Asake’s death was confirmed by his younger brother, Asake Philimon.

Philimon said that Asake passed away in his Abuja residence after complaining of being sick.

Philimon said the deceased had hypertension.

He said recently he complained about pains in his legs and had undergone physiotherapy in the last few weeks before his demise.

“He even went to see his doctor yesterday and came back home and has shown signs of improvement,” he said.

He said further details of the burial arrangements would be announced soon.

Asake’s last official assignment was a press conference he addressed few days ago on the incessant killings in the country where CAN called on Christians to embark on a peaceful protest with a view to waking up the Federal Government and security agencies to their constitutional responsibilities.

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