Cleric decries bloodletting, urges prosecution of perpetrators
The founder of Holy Throne of the Most High God on Earth Mission, King Olutanmole Agbaye, has decried the ongoing killings of Christians nationwide, saying their blood was crying out to God for vengeance.
He was reacting to the claim by President Muhammadu Buhari that herdsmen in the country carry sticks and not AK47 rifles during an audience with his United States counterpart, Donald Trump, at the White House in Washington DC.
The President was speaking on the slaughtering of Christians in parts of the federation by suspected herders when a question in that respect was thrown at him by newsmen on his American visit.
But during the church’s anniversary celebration yesterday in Lagos, with the theme, And God shall wipe all tears, Olutanmole insisted that the “senseless killings, looting and mass burial in Benue State with impunity are atrocious and damnable.
“As the innocent blood of the righteous Abel cried unto God for vengeance, so also the blood of innocent men, women and children who were murdered in their cold blood cries unto God’s ears for vengeance.”
He stressed that the nation and its citizens were experiencing anguish, economic morass, socio-political instability and threats of nuclear warheads, religious terrorism and extremism.
Admitting that the universe has never known peace, Olutanmole, however, noted that the weaker and smaller nations were seeking refuge under the military superpower nations, a development, he described as a “disaster.”
The cleric pointed out that the way out was for the leaders to return their countries back to God, just as he urged the Presidency to bring the perpetrators of the killings to justice.
“I hereby call out on all leaders in Nigeria to return this nation back to God so that we may enjoy some measures of socio-economic and political stability and religious harmony,” he added.