Herdsmen killings: ECWA prays for Nigeria

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Following killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen across the country, the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) Kaduna South District Church Council on Sunday held special prayers for the peace, unity and development of Nigeria.

The church said it will continue to pray for God to expose, unseat and judge any leader behind the killings going on in the country.

Secretary of the church’s council, Reverend Enock Joshua Bitiyong while condemning the herdsmen attacks in some parts of the country, called on the Federal Government, security agencies and all relevant authorities to intensify security in the affected states and also do more in tackling the menace.

According to him, “If all is not well with Nigeria and Nigerians then nobody is safe and we all know the evils that are happening in this country, nobody is happy. It takes only a crazy person to be happy with the present state of our country Nigeria.

“I wonder if our leaders, President Muhammadu and all Governors go to bed and sleep while innocent people are being killed every day.

“Look at what is happening in Southern Kaduna, Benue, Taraba, Adamawa and other states of the country and yet no serious action is being taken to end the killings. As a Nigerian and as a Pastor, I am not happy when I see people crying, when I see children being massacred.  I am not happy when I see parents being killed, when I see caskets and mass burial taking place all over. Yet we have President, we have Governors, Senators and other lawmakers. Nigeria must change.

“As Christians and as a Church, we will continue to pray. I call on all Christians to intensify prayers and I tell you we will continue to pray for God to unseat and reveal any leader who is behind these killings.  We will ask God to judge between us and our leaders over what is happening

“It is the responsibility of government according to Nigeria’s constitution to provide security of lives and property of its citizens, but what we see in Nigeria is only when people are being killed before security is provided. I think something is wrong somewhere

“This was not what we know Nigeria to be in the past. Our Leaders must do something to restore the lost glory of this country, he said.

In his own remarks, Chairman of the council, Reverend Iliya Yunana said the present economy and security challenges facing the nation calls for prayers.

He said, religious, traditional and political leaders must rise to their responsibility of educating the citizens on the need to live in peace with everyone irrespective of ethnic, political or social differences.

According to him, “Government should do all within its power to fish out those involved or sponsoring the kidnappings, armed robbery and the frequent attacks in communities across the country.

The prayers which is part of the church’s Annual Consecration week brought many clergy men and members of the Church together to seek God’s face in the year 2018.

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