OWING to the three days ultimatum given to Delta State Government to withdraw the support for the ban of open grazing by the Jihadist group, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Delta Chapter has declared three days intercession to seek Gods protection.
According to a letter posted to different units of CAN and signed by its chairman, Sylva Okorote, “All bishops, pastor and ministers of churches are directed to start a three day spiritual intercession from Sunday, 20th June to wave off any planned attack against the state. He directed church leaders to make copies of the letters available and placed on the altar for the three days prayer session”.
The CAN Chairman further directed all ministries and the faithful to key to the programme with fasting, stressing that the prayer point should be Kings, Chapter 19.
He appealed to head of all churches and ministries to co-operate with the local government CAN Co-ordinators and mobilise their members to participate in the three days prayers for Gods intervention, stressing that the threat should not be taken lightly.
It could be recalled that last week, posters were seen in various strategic places in Asaba and Agbo, warning the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to withdraw his support for ban on open grazing or face the wrath of cattle herders. However, the leadership of Macben in Delta State has disassociated themselves from the threat posters.
Meanwhile, residents of Asaba, Ughelli, Warri, Agbo and other major towns are said to be living in fears following the second threat within one month.