By OLAYINKA LATONA

WORRIED by the spate of violent crimes in the country, the Apostolic Faith Church has called on all Nigerians to join hands with security agen-cies to tackle the problem, saying that government alone can-not solve the menace.

Addressing newsmen at its Anthony Village, Lagos Camp Ground, the District Superintendent, West and Central Africa, WECA, Rev. Adebayo Adeniran said deal-ing with the problem of inse-curity, which is not limited to Nigeria, requires the collabo-ration and corporation of all stake-holders in the country including religious bodies.

Adeniran argued that insecu-rity is not a local problem but a global one which govern-ments alone cannot handle, charging churches and other religious organisations to play their roles appropriately in ensuring that the issue of insecurity in the nation be-comes a thing of the past, pointing out that if every individual can have a change of heart and respect rights of others, Nigeria will regain its lost glory.

*The District Superitendent of The Apostolic Faith Church (WECA), Rev. Emmanuel Adebayo Adeniran (c) addressing newsmen while Rev. James Olaleye, Welfare Services director, (r) and Prof. Kayode Oje, Worships dirctor look on. Pix: Biodun Ogunleye.

The cleric main-tained that the greatest secu-rity any nation, including Ni-geria should wish for is God’s security which, he said, the church has been praying for.

“Churches should teach their members to relate with their neighbours in love while co-operating with the govern-ment to fight insecurity in the nation,” he pointed out.

Speaking specifically on the issue of Boko Haram, the Apostolic Faith helmsman urged government to arrest the issue by prosecuting those behind the group, warning “if the government fails to checkmate those perpetrat-ing evil in the nation there will be lawlessness.

“He also used the occasion to announ-ce plans by the church for its annual camp meeting sched-uled for Faith City, Igbesa, Ogun State between August 7 and 28 this year. According to him the theme of this year’s programme will be; “The Marriage Supper of the Lamb: Prepare to meet thy God.”

Rev Adeniran explain-ed that the theme was chosen because sin and unrighteous-ness now abound in the world, noting that it is fright-ening that lots of people feel unconcerned about the com-ing of the Lord.

He explained that the camp meeting, a time of refreshment, prayer for peace of the nation, will also serve as an avenue to resensi-tive Christians about the rapture of the saints.

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