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The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Kwara State chapter, has decried the perceived marginalisation of Christians in the central Nigerian state by the state government and its agencies.

Kwara State’s CAN Chairman, Rev. James Folaranmi, made CAN’s displeasure known at a press conference held in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, recently.

Christians in Kano are engaged in a hot dispute with the police over the actual number of their members killed by Muslims in a recent attack in the state

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and the Police Command in Kano State, are currently engaged in a dispute over the figure of Christians killed at Sheka in Kombotso Local Government Area of the state on 22 February 2013. While reacting to media reports that 13 people were killed by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect, Kano State Commissioner of Police, Musa Daura, confirmed the incident but claimed that only eight people were slaughtered by the Islamic militants.

U.S. urged to designate Boko Haram as terrorist group 
Jihadist group tied to Al Qaeda has killed thousands in Nigeria

WASHINGTON - Jubilee Campaign and Alliance Defending Freedom, together with several other concerned organizations, are formally requesting that the U.S. State Department designate the Nigerian Jihadist group Boko Haram as a “foreign terrorist organization.”

Nine Christians killed, four churches burned in Nigeria

Boko Haram suspected in rampage in predominantly Christian area

Lagos, Dec. 4 (Open Doors News) — Nine Christians were killed and four Churches burned in two separate Dec. 1 attacks in northeast Nigeria by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram Islamist group.

FRESH pressure is mounting on the US President Barack Obama and the outgoing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to designate Nigeria’s Islamist group, Boko Haram, a Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO) before the end of Obama’s first term next month.

At the White House, an ambitious effort has been launched by a team of several US groups led by Jubilee Campaign and supported by the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans (CANAN) to mobilise thousands of Americans to sign a petition addressed to President Obama, demanding the designation.

The Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) has issued a “final call” to the Federal Government to neutralize the violence against Christians or risk losing the cooperation of the Christian community in its fight against Boko Haram.

Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the president of the Christians Association of Nigeria, who made the call was speaking after a meeting with other officials of the association over the latest attack on churches in Nigeria, which happened at the Bayero University in Kano state on Sunday.