By M. Peter – Jos

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN in the 19 Northern States and the FCT has mourned the demise of its Secretary General, Danladi Yerima who died on Wednesday 11th March, 2020, after a brief illness.

Northern CAN in a statement by its Chairman, Rev. Yakubu Pam expressed shock over the incident and described late Yerima as “a humble man who stood firmly in defence of the cause of Christians and the gospel of Christ in the North and Nigeria at large.”

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Pam noted, “I have worked closely with late Barr. Danladi Yerima, he lived a life of selflessness and complete devotion to the teachings of Jesus Christ. He contributed immensely to the propagation of the Gospel of Christ to many as Secretary General of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Northern Nigeria.

“Late Yerima stood for justice, peace and unity of Christians in the North despite the persecution of the Church. The Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Northern Nigeria will certainly miss his wise counseling, wealth of experience and selfless service.

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“Northern CAN commiserates with the immediate family of the deceased, the Christian Association of Nigeria and the entire Christian community in the Northern region and Nigeria at large over the painful loss.”

He said his body will be laid to rest on Saturday, March 21st, 2020 in Kufana, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state, after a funeral prayers at ECWA English section, Sabon Tasha, Kaduna and pray God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.