Police Stop Easter Procession in Jos

Police Stop Easter Procession in Jos

The annual Easter procession and rally by Christians marking the

resurrection of Jesus Christ was this year stopped by the police, in Jos.

Police Stop Easter Procession in Jos

Relation Officer, PPRO, Salawu Adigun, had advised members of the public to

abstain from any form of procession during the Easter festivities for security


A statement by the Police Public

the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Jos North Chapter still held its annual Easter


In spite of the warnings by the police,

Bamidele, in an address at the rally, explained that they were not defying the

police warnings but had sought permission from the State Police Commissioner,

Chris Olakpe, who provided security at the event. However, the rally was not

followed by a procession as in previous years.

The CAN chairman of the chapter, David

was held at the Rwang Pam Stadium under tight security. Addressing the

congregation, Mr. Bamidele said that they had adhered to all warnings from the

police but would not embark on a procession.

The non denomination open air service

is on his own but we as authorities of CAN here in Jos North have not allowed

such. Please, as you leave this environment, go back to your respective homes,”

he announced.

“Whoever wants to embark on procession

Nassarawa Gwom area of Jos North were ambushed and killed last year, shortly

after an Easter procession ended. Several other groups clashed with suspected

hoodlums within Jos while embarking on a procession.

It would be recalled that two persons in

Plateau State not to disregard security tips as lives of many Christians have

been wasted due to insecurity. He, however, said no amount of insecurity was

capable of stopping the ‘evangelisation of non-Christians.’

Mr. Bamidele pleaded with Christians in

in the state, some persons were practicing their faith “in camera.”

He also lamented that due to insecurity

their bibles while going to church, it’s not healthy for evangelization. This

must stop,” he said.

“We are in an era where people hide

of innocent Christians across the country saying “Christians have been

persecuted enough.”

The cleric decried the spate of killings

Nwachukwu, urged Christians to stand firm in their faith, believing that their

lives in eternity would be a success.

Guest preacher at the rally, Nathan

of Plateau State and the deliverance of Nigeria from violence and attacks were

offered by the congregation.

Prayers for peace, healing of the land

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