Speaking at a march organised by WOCOM at its Onireke Christ Family Assembly, on Sunday, May 6, 2018, he said he was “sad and worried because too many lives are unnecessarily being lost and we feel we have been deceived by those in authority.”
The event featured church members clad in all-black as they went through the church premises, carrying placards that read: ‘We Say No to the Killing of Christians in Nigeria;’ ‘Enough of Herdsmen Wickedness in Nigeria;’ Nigeria Belongs to Us All,’ among others.
Speaking with newsmen at the rally, he said: “There is no way herdsmen should have access to AK47. What business do herdsmen have in churches? Obviously, we have started to really believe that this is ethnic cleansing and that the security agencies are looking away and probably aiding these killers.
“We are calling on the president and commander-in-chief to rise up to the assignment regarding what we all voted for. Some of us mobilised to vote for him because we thought he was going to make a difference. However, things are going from bad to worse and the bloodletting is getting too much.
“He must rise to his job as the chief security officer of the nation to protect our lives and property. The present administration by the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been shouting about the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stealing our money. Now, PDP stole our money. However, APC is taking our lives, and that is more grievous. So, they must rise to the occasion and save not just our money but, more importantly, save our lives.”
He expressed the church’s support for the stand of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on the issue, and called for urgent efforts by security agencies regarding insecurity, just as he encouraged Christians to keep the faith and endeavour to be more active in politics.