Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, yesterday condemned the anti-government protests by some youths at the Dunamis Gospel International Centre, Abuja during Sunday service.
In a statement signed by the General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, the apex Christian body said their actions were ungodly, unbiblical, unacceptable, unprecedented, reprehensible and provocative.
It wondered what could have led the youths to turn a place of worship into a political arena and why their sponsors did not carry the leadership of the church along before embarking on their protest.
The statement read: “According to reports which we received from the Church, which corroborated our findings, some youths came to the Church premises on Sunday, July 4, 2021, wearing branded T-shirts with the inscription “BUHARI MUST GO” and participated in the first of the three services conducted.
“The Church denied that the protesters were arrested when they came out to answer the altar call and were handed over to the Department of State Service, DSS, operatives.
“No one questioned the legality or otherwise of the inscription on their T-shirts during the altar call. However, soon after their departure from the altar, they swung into protest blaring trumpets and saxophones right from the exit door of the church.
‘’At the same time, the event was being covered and live-streamed with the background shots of the church building and those of the thronging crowd, both exiting and entering the sanctuary for the next service. The live streaming had the caption: ‘BUHARI MUST GO Campaign Hits Dunamis Church in Abuja. This is an embarrassment to the genuine worshipers and the Church leadership.”