SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of Dr. Musa Asake, General Secretary, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
Asake died on Friday morning, May 11 in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital after an illness, his brother and former member of the House of Representatives, Jonathan Asake, confirmed.
Asake’s death is coming two (2) weeks after he led a nationwide protest called by CAN against the killing of Christians by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The deceased, an indigene of Southern Kaduna, has been vocal in the defence of Christianity in Nigeria.
According to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, President Buhari joins the national leadership of CAN and the Christian community in Nigeria in mourning the passing of Asake.
The President, while commiserating with the family of the late Reverend, prays that God Almighty will comfort all those who mourn the departed, and grant his soul eternal rest.