March 2, 2014

Clerics seek divine intervention to insecurity

The Secretary, Pentecostal Fellowship Association of Nigeria (PFAN), Mr Tolulope Taiwo, on Sunday, called for national prayers by Christian and Muslim clerics over the current security challenge facing the country.

Taiwo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta that the level of insecurity in the country required a divine intervention and not ‘machine guns.’

“I believe that if all Nigerians can sincerely pray and cry to God for help, our problems will be solved.

“All religions preach peace and unity but still there is no peace in this country.

“It is so sad to see innocent people dying every day for no reason.

“It is becoming demonic in Nigeria because no human being has the right to take the life of another person.

“I call on President Jonathan to urgently call for a prayer programme involving both Christians and Muslims’’, he told NAN.

He attributed the killing by members of Boko Haram sect to lack of tolerance among our political leaders, religious fanaticism and unemployment.

The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ogun Chapter, Rev. Timothy Ajibola, said the killings in Adamawa and Yobe by the Boko Haram sect were barbaric and inhuman.

Ajibola said that the killing of people was a sin before God and humanity.

“This shows lack of the fear of the same God they claim to know. They have no respect for human life.

“This killing is becoming too much. Political and religious leaders need to draw closer to God in order to address the crisis’’, he said. (NAN)