Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, on Thursday urged Nigerians to remain wherever they reside without fear.
The Northern Chapter of the Christian body insisted that every Nigerian reserves the right to live anywhere in the country.
Chairman of the 19 Northern States of CAN, Dr. Yakubu Pam, said this at the opening ceremony of a one day leadership summit organised by the group in Abuja.
Pam also called on government at all levels and security agencies to ensure adequate security of lives and property of the every citizen, irrespective of their religion, ethnicity and the region.
He said, “We come today as leadership of the northern Nigerian CAN to call our brothers and sisters from the south (Igbos), those at home, those here (in the north) should know that we are together, and we believe in the unity of this country.
“As spiritual fathers in the first place, we have prayed, they should be able to remove fear from their heart and relax wherever they are, there is no power that passes the power of prayer.
“Secondly, we call on the Federal Government, state Governors of various states to call on their people, we need to live together in peace. And security agencies should be up and doing, so that, our people (southern brothers) will not fear.
“We also call on our traditional rulers, particularly, in the areas, where the Igbo minority are found in the north, that the protection of lives and property are largely respected.”