Abia State Council of Knights of Anglican Diocese of Umuahia, has affirmed the ban on the shooting of traditional guns, popularly known as Cannon or Egbe Mkpo N’ala.
This was made known in a communique issued and jointly signed by Sir. Nnamdi Asinu-Anosike, Chairman; Sir. Godfrey Anonye, and others, made available to newsmen at the end of the re-dedication of the Council Of Knights, Diocese of Umuahia, Anglican Communion, held from Friday.
The communique read, “The Council reiterated that there would be no Cannon shooting (Egbe Mkpo N’ala) before, during and after the burial of a Knight or Lady”.
The resolution also advised the Ladies and Knights to live exemplary life so as not to be seen as enemies of the church and cross.
They warned that a Knight who contradicts the oath of allegiance at any point would be stripped of his Knighthood.
The Council of Knights claimed that the current state of the Nigerian nation has drastically reduced the standard of living and induced an increase in criminal activities like insecurity, kidnapping, and robbery among other societal ills.
They said, “This has led to an increase in the number of enemies of the Cross of Christ”.