Benue: CAN declares fast, prayers over attack on Ortom

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Benue State has announced a three-day fast and prayers following an attack on Governor Samuel Ortom.

State CAN chairman, Rev. Akpen Leva, said at a news conference in Makurdi on Monday, that starting from Tuesday, they would seek divine intervention into insecurity in the state.

“I want to call on the Benue Christians to intensify prayers. This is the time to prayer ceaselessly and seek divine intervention. God has never disappointed us in any of our prayers.

“We have resolved as a body to declare three days of fasting and prayer. The fasting and prayer session will commence on Tuesday. The grand finale of the programme will hold on Thursday, March 25, 2021,” he said.

Leva, who condemned the armed attack on Governor Ortom on Saturday, expressed worry that the country was fast becoming a lawless state.

The CAN chairman added, “if a governor of a state would be attacked for no genuine reason, it then means that Nigeria is fast becoming a lawless state.”