The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has appealed to Christians in the country to respect the beliefs of other religious groups.
Samson Ayokunle , national president of CAN, said so while speaking on Arise TV’s “morning show” Monday.
He was speaking in response to the killing of Deborah Emmanuel, a student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, for alleged blasphemy.
The incident had sparked outrage and condemnation across the country and the Sokoto Police Command subsequently arrested two suspects in connection with the murder .
The suspects were transferred to a correctional facility by a district court on Monday.
Ayokunle , while condemning the act, said there was a need for religious education to promote mutual respect between people of different beliefs to ensure bens.
“I appeal to every Christian to respect the other religious groups around you. Religious education is necessary so that you know what people around you don’t want and respect them. If there is mutual respect in this nation, there will be peace,” he said.
“In a situation where there is no mutual respect, there is no need either no one to take unilateral action against anyone who has offended them. Report it appropriately. This is a civilized society; this is not the Stone Age.”