The Forerunner of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Luther Cishak, has died at the age of 88.
His death was made known by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday through a tribute he wrote in memory of the late Cishak
According to the tribute, Buhari described the late reverend as a gentleman who was passionately devoted to the promotion of peaceful coexistence, tolerance, social harmony and mutual respect between Christians and Muslims in Plateau State and the country in general.
President Buhari, while expressing his deep sadness over the death of the pioneer leader of the then Christian Council of Nigeria (now CAN), recalled that in a 2003 crisis that rocked the state, the late Mr. Cishak risked his own life in order to protect others from being killed by mobs, adding that such kind of sacrifice for peace was an uncommon virtue that must be extolled by all patriotic Nigerians.
Buhari extended his condolences to the family of the deceased and the Christian Association of Nigeria over the death of what he called “one of Nigeria’s finest and greatest religious leaders.”