Delta CAN declares 3-day fasting over Fulani attack threat

Delta state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Sunday declared a three-day fasting and prayer for Christians that would end on Tuesday June 22, 2021 as result of the alleged Fulani jihadists’ threat to attack the state.

CAN, in a letter by the state chairman, Senior Apostle Sylvanus Okorote to the Christian community dated June 16, 2021 directed pastors and leaders of all churches to print a copy of the said threat letter and lay it on their altars before God while prayers are conducted Sunday and Monday in their local churches.

CAN directed that prayers for Sunday, June 20, 2021 would hold during Sunday church service in each of the local churches while that of Monday June 21, 2021 would hold 5pm in each of the local churches, adding that of Tuesday June 22, 2021 would hold at 4pm at a public place in the local government area.

CAN further directed that on the third day of the fasting and prayer (Tuesday June 22), members of all churches would assembled at a public venue which CAN LGA executive would choose.

The letter read in parts said, “Recall that when Hezekiah, King of Judah received such letter from Assyrian King, Sennacherib, Hezekiah took the letter to the temple in Jerusalem and laid it before God (2kings 19:14-15).

“The State CAN under the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit requests all churches and Christains’in Delta State to commence a 3-day fasting and prayer for God’s intervention”.

The Jihadists had sent a threat letter to Governor Okowa to withdraw his support against open grazing or risk attacks by the Jihadists to the state especially Asaba and Agbor.