Fountain Of Peace Baptist Church Protests Persecution of Christians, Benue Killings and Others

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[Oyo]–Fountain of Peace Baptist Church, Oyo has protested incessant killings, persecution of Christians and the delay in the release of Leah Sharibu and other Chibok girls.

The peaceful protest which was staged earlier today saw the church members trooped out en masse  bearing placards expressing their anger and demands at the Federal Government.

In a press release delivered by the pastor of the church, John Akin Oyelade. D.Min., he stated that following the church’s patience and expectation that a responsive government will be quick to address the various killings, kidnappings and persecution targeted towards Christians, the church, as directed by the mother body, Christian Association of Nigeria, has decided to take to the street since government has refused to be proactive to the various unpalatable situations happening across the country.

“Consequent upon the release made by the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Revd. Dr Supo Ayokunle urging Christians in Nigeria to hold a peaceful protests across all churches in reaction to the incessant killings, persecution of Christians and the delay in the release of Leah Sharibu and other Chibok girls.

“Having exercised the very patience expected of a true believer by praying and looking forward to what any responsive government would do in this unpalatable situation against fellow mankind, it could be observed that we have given enough time for administrative exigencies and should our quietness be taken for a ride, then more than what Christians are known for may begin to unfold hence, this peaceful protest.

“Consequent upon the release made by the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Revd. Dr Supo Ayokunle urging Christians in Nigeria to hold a peaceful protests across all churches in reaction to the incessant killings, persecution of Christians and the delay in the release of Leah Sharibu and other Chibok girls.

“Having exercised the very patience expected of a true believer by praying and looking forward to what any responsive government would do in this unpalatable situation against fellow mankind, it could be observed that we have given enough time for administrative exigencies and should our quietness be taken for a ride, then more than what Christians are known for may begin to unfold hence, this peaceful protest.

“Nigeria is a secular state, and as such it should be treated as one, we condemn outrightly the laickaidasical, irresponsible and irresponsive attitude of this administration towards this menace. I must be true to you, to myself and to my God that the current administration of today does not possess any form of what the true heroes of past of this nation handed down, it also denies the spirit and the power of fair leadership and respect for human lives. The desire and passion to drive a purposeful leadership has over the years been passive and almost absolutely coyly demonstrated by this current administration.

“The political ground among us has been directly affiliated to a particular section of the country as seen in the various lopsided appointments in various government parastatals; thus, defying the interest of the remaining region and the Christians as declared in their various sworn oath. To this end, there is a need for obeying the instructions and directives by the CAN leadership to stage this peaceful protest. In the face of the deplorable state of governance in Nigeria today, it has become imperative that we raise our voice against this barbaric and nepotic acts in a godly, peaceful yet in a highly demanding manner. We have discovered that it is no more an accident neither is it a coincidence but a Programme and an Agenda which may be presumed to have sponsors.

“It is essential to establish that the situation is becoming worrisome day by day. It is also worthy of note that up until this moment, no significant position has been taken by this government, despite the frantic efforts made by the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, through her President. Unfortunately, all efforts to discuss with the government has  yielded no result.

“However, below are our agitations as contained in the press release by the Media Aide to the CAN President:1. Shedding of Innocent blood should stop2. Leah Sharibu should be released3. Enough of unlawful killings 4. Federal Government should stop herdsmen killings5. Immediate Release of other Chibok girls 6. President Buhari should protect our lives and properties and not cows7. We, Christians say no to violence and bloodshed, we also reject in its entirety FG’s poor handling of insecurity

“This is our peaceful agitation and we shall keep this clamour until there is a response from the government and the Christian community is served right. We equally as a church want to assure the Christian Association of Nigeria of our readiness to wake up to this call by mobilizing the entire church members to participate in this peaceful protest until victory is ascertained




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