The recent attacks on churches by the Islamist Boko Haram sect has re-awaken the consciousness of the Christian Association of. Nigeria (CAN) who have now resolved that the Church cannot continue to watch some elements killing their members and destroying the house of God with not just course, hence the time has come to always fight back in the case of any further attack on the Church. In a meeting held at the National Ecomunican centre in Abuja, the CAN president had urged all Christians in Nigeria to employ the tactics of the old testament order. Just to confront the enemies of the church.
CAN had unanimously agreed to use all available security apparatus to defend the Church and had instructed all churches to employ some security strategies that can help them in their fight to defend the church. The catholic church has since adopted the CAN strategies and have stated that the history of the church cannot be separated from the constant fight against the enemies, hence the time has come to become more proactive in fighting the enemies of the church.
Speaking at the Papal’s ground in Kubwa, Abuja, the Parish priest stressed on the need to become more security conscious. He had instructed the congregation not to come to church with their hand bags or anything of that nature.
In his statement, nobody is expected to go to the car park until the church dismisses. This was for the safety. And the security of the church. A second collection was conducted in all catholic church in Nigeria in order to boost the internal security of the church.