Alleged blasphemy: CAN criticises Sokoto butcher’s murder
The Christian Association of Nigeria has criticized the butcher, Usman Buda, who was gruesomely murdered, by religious extremists in Sokoto State.
The CAN President, Archibishop Daniel Okoh, in a statement, expressed his belief in the freedom of religion, while condemning any form of violence or jungle justice in the name of religion.
The cleric expressed his heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
According to the body of Christ, Buda was brutally murdered over an alleged blasphemous comment.
“CAN firmly believe in the freedom of religion and the peaceful expression of beliefs. We, therefore, denounce any form of violence or jungle justice in the name of religion.
“This tragic incident underscores the urgent need for increased efforts to foster religious tolerance, peace, and unity in our diverse society.
“CAN will continue to advocate for the protection of all citizens’ rights, regardless of their religious affiliations. We urge religious leaders and followers to promote interfaith dialogue and peaceful coexistence for a harmonious Nigeria. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Usman Buda during this difficult time.