The Christian Association of Nigeria called on the government to ensure the preservation of all citizens’ rights, regardless of their religious affiliations, on Thursday in response to the execution of a butcher in Sokoto State named Usman Buda who was allegedly killed for making blasphemous remarks.
In an announcement made in Abuja, CAN President Daniel Okoh offered his sympathies to the deceased’s family and friends.
According to information that has reached us, Usman Buda was brutally killed for making an alleged blasphemous remark. CAN wholeheartedly supports both the right to peacefully express one’s opinions and the freedom of religion. Therefore, we reject any use of force or “jungle justice” motivated by a belief system.
“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.
“For a peaceful Nigeria, we implore religious leaders and adherents to encourage interfaith conversation and peaceful coexistence. Usman Buda’s family is in our thoughts and prayers during this trying time.