OSUN CHURCH JOINS CAN’S PROTEST AGAINST INSECURITY, KILLINGS
Clement Adeyi, Osogbo
Victory Life Ministries International, on Sunday, joined other churches across the country in a peaceful protest to pray against the spate of incessant killings as well as the insecurity challenges bedeviling the nation.
The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr. Samson Ayokunle, had declared a three-day fasting and prayers and urged the members to pray with a view to strengthening the military forces in their battles against terrorism, kidnapping, insurgency, banditry, killings and other insecurity challenges.
He had said that the prayers and fasting exercise would end with a prayer walk on Sunday.
In line with CAN’s directive, the presiding bishop of Victory Life Ministries International, Bishop Mike Bamidele also led a huge congregation of worshippers at the Victory Cathedral State Headquarters, Osogbo, in a prayer march to pray against the challenges in order to bring an end to the quagmire.
The cleric who has embarked on a four-day apostolic visit to the state headquarters since Friday last week to strengthen the members with prayer ministrations and messages of victory against life challenges and the way out, urged them to embark on fervent prayers and save the country from the vista of insecurity traumas that had been facing it.
He led the congregation to pray against evil forces behind the situation and declared God’s supremacy against them.
Bishop Bamidele said that it was no longer time for anybody to sleep and that whoever had been sleeping should wake up from his slumber and pray to God to bring the battles to an end.
He called on God to continue to maintain His supremacy and righteousness upon the nation because He never shares His glory with any man.
The cleric lamented that the rate of the insecurity cases with attendant kidnappings on the highways as well as blood shed was alarming and called for concern.
He also expressed worries that the cases had become endemic in the South West, adding that with prayers the challenges would be over.
He urged the members who are currently embarking on a 40-day prayers and fasting to use the period to cry unto God to strengthen the security architecture for them to be able to live up to expectations in the fight against insecurity, especially Boko Haram insurgency.
The congregation during the prayers session cried loudly unto God to proffer a lasting solution to the crises and establish peace in the land.
Bamidele lamented that for fear of insecurity, most travellers had resorted to rail transport for safety.
He, however, called on government at all levels to guarantee the security of lives and property everywhere as the rail transport would not be enough for everybody.
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