BY GABRIEL EWEPU
ABUJA- FOLLOWING the alleged killing of the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau by the Joint Military Task Force, JTF, in the forest of Sambisa, Borno State, General Overseer, Abuja Breakthrough Chapel, Bishop Ben Oruma said he was not excited over the death of the sect’s leader.
Oruma told Vanguard that the death of Shekau pained him as a man of God who does not rejoice over the death of somebody, because he was also a creature of God and a fellow countryman.
Oruma said: “What I can tell you is, as a man of God, I should not be happy that somebody (Shekau) was killed.
“All those people out there, Boko Haram and others, they should see others as brothers and desist from killing people but if they want to continue, I pray that it should not be me or you.
“I want this country to be at peace, we should try and be together, not allowing anything to divide us.”
He said in 2015, Nigeria will remain as one united country despite the scheming of some politicians who want to use their influence to traumatize and cause mayhem amongst the people to score cheap political points.
“This country will be at peace in 2015, says Bishop Ben Oruma, there is nothing that is going to traumatize this country. We have passed that stage, you can go to America and throw a bomb, and America will still be at peace.
“I have a strong belief in a solid coherent country, regardless of which party that is ruling. This is Nigeria, so one man alone cannot traumatize her,” Oruma stated.
He urged politicians and political parties not to incite violence amongst the electorates and called on them to play according to the rules of the game.
“Politicians should be careful and not to turn brothers against brothers. We do not need anybody to tell us that we are brothers, so we should not turn people against the other. If any politician has a message, he should bring it to the people and let them decide whether your message is popular or not.
“The politics this generation is a politics of ideology, not tribal politics for evil money. As leaders aspire to lead, they should also aspire for us to live because if not that, we will not have people to live and not to be burnt,” He added.