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Barnabas Update – February 18th 2020

Five million people march in Nigeria

Barnabas Fund, 10 February 2020

Five million people took part in protest marches across Nigeria on Sunday 2 February against the murder of Pastor Lawn Andimi by Boko Haram.

The peaceful demonstrations, organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) as the final event of a three-day fast, took place in 28 of the country’s 36 states.

CAN president Samson Ayokunle said, “Though we have protested before, this event took a new dimension … With one voice we said ‘no’ to killings, ‘no’ to security negligence, and ‘no’ to the persecution of Christians in Nigeria. It is a wake-up call to the government.”

Pastor Andimi, a local chairman of CAN in Adamawa State, was murdered by Boko Haram on 20 January, after being kidnapped on 2 January.