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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has disowned the group of northern Christian leaders who visited President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Thursday.

The group under the aegis of Arewa Pastors Non-denominational Initiative for Peace (APNIP) had expressed satisfaction with the performance of Buhari.

They also vowed to expose those working against the president within the fold.

In a statement on Friday, Adebayo Oladeji, spokesman of Samson Ayokunle, president of CAN, said his association does not recognise APNIP.

He said it was disappointing that those “who claimed to be Christians” could conduct themselves in such manner.

“The attention of the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has been drawn to a group of clergymen under the aegis of Arewa Pastors Peace Initiative, Nigeria (APPIN) who visited President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday to pledge their support to him and his government,” the statement read.

“The group went further to the extent of claiming to the president that they knew some pastors who are being used by the opposition against his government. Claiming that Islamisation agenda is the idea of the opposition is the least expected of those who claim to be Christians in the country where Christians are becoming endangered species daily.

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