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Watch your utterances, CAN tells Muslim leaders in Delta

ASABA — CHRISTIAN Association of Nigeria, CAN, Delta State Chapter, has called on leaders of the Muslim community in the state to watch their utterances in order not to jeopardise the peaceful co-existence between Christians and Muslims which could lead to a breach of the peace.

Reacting to recent media reports by Muslim council in the state calling for equal treatment, CAN urged the Muslim leaders to appreciate the good things Delta State Government has been doing for Muslims in the state.

A statement by Delta State Secretary of CAN, Reverend Oke Akokotu, said: “Instead of asking the state government to accord equal treatment to Christians and their Muslim counterparts in the state, the Muslim community should appreciate all the good things successive governments in Delta state had done for the Muslim community in the state.”

Akokotu described as baseless, the allegations by the Delta State Muslim Council that Muslims in the state were  marginalised.

He asked Delta State Government to disregard the reports and agitations by the Muslim body, arguing that the agitation was capable of jeopardizing the existing peaceful co-existence between the two religious bodies in the state as well as the peace and security agenda of the state government.