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Deeper Life Okene Massacre: This is wickedness – Pastor Kumuyi
Respected cleric and General Superintendent, Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Folorunsho Kumuyi has condemned the recent massacre of 19 members of his church in Okene, Kogi State.
The Apostle of the most high affirmed that the attack by gunmen was wicked and premeditated and thus called on the government to protect the citizens.
Kumuyi, in a statement expressed deep sadness and sorrow at the attack on Monday night on his Church during the Bible Study service.
“The attack is not only wicked, but utterly premeditated. The government should come to terms with the fact that a large swathe of people are being sent to the grave early, even as law enforcement agents seem unable to provide the required protection for all law abiding citizens. All these have implications for the progress, development and well being of the nation. Pastor Kumuyi warned that no nation could continue the way things were going in the nation.
“These killings and destruction have been going on particularly in the northern part of our country for too long. Each time they occurred, the usual condemnations are made, but thereafter, the people are left without any assurance of their security and safety. No nation can continue this way.
“It is hard to reconcile that peace-loving people, sitting in their church, and listening to Bible Study were gunned down in cold blood by people they had done nothing to provoke,” he lamented.
The preacher commiserated with the families of all those who were killed in the attack and prayed for the quick recovery of all those injured by the gunmen, assuring that he would continue to pray for them.
“If the body of Christians would rise up and pray, and the law enforcement agencies would intensify their efforts to combat this creeping instability, the killings and destruction in our country would be stemmed,” he said.
Kumuyi urged all Christians not to despair, saying that “in times like these, when there is so much fear across the land, all Christians must see it as an opportunity to serve God more fervently.” He added.