The umbrella body of Christians in Nigeria, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Friday called on vice President Yemi Osinbajo to stand for the rights of Christians in Nigeria and quit his continued silence.

In a statement by Bayo Oladeji, Special Assistant on Media to the CAN President, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, the Christian body stated that the mass killing of Christians in Southern Kaduna killing is still fresh in their memories.

The statement made available to journalists on Friday, read in part: “We call on the acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to intervene in all the clampdown on the Church in Nigeria after all, he is in the office primarily to represent the interest of the Christians and his studied silence is no longer golden.”