The northeast zonal vice chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev (Dr) Innocent Solomon has expressed his solidarity and commensurates with the EYN Church and other denominations and religious bodies that have suffered the loss of members, unquantifiable resources and structures in the wake and persistent Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.
Reacting to EYN Church statement released to the media during a world press conference held on 2nd July, 2020 in Yola, the CAN leader expressed deep regrets over what he calls monumental disaster and serious setback to a church that has contributed so much to building society, building peace and enhancing development not only in the North East and the nation Nigeria but also in the international communities.
The CAN vice chairman in a press statement released Saturday, encouraged the EYN Church to remain resilient in the face of this massive persecution trusting in the LORD God Almighty who along can console the Church over what he described as the worse thing that has happened to any single denomination in recent past.
He called on the Federal Government and indeed all tiers of governments to strengthen their efforts in protecting religious institutions in the country that have always been targets of terrorism and wicked attacks.
This is necessary due to their vulnerabilities when it comes to security and in view also of their very important and strategic roles in the society.
He further called on the Federal Government and the North East Development Commission to critically examine the issues raised in their press statement and urgently come to the aid of the EYN Church in this regard in order to hasten their recovery, rehabilitation and full restoration that would again position this great denomination to continue its veritable contribution as one of the outstanding and long time partner in nation building and human development.