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Cleric links rising insecurity to ungodliness, others


National President of The Apostolic Church Nigeria, Pastor Samspon Igwe, has attributed rising insecurity in the country to the ungodliness of Nigerian leaders.

He appealed to leaders to rule in the fear of God urging Nigerians to join hands in the fight against insecurity in the country.


Igwe gave the charge during his familiarisation tour to the Apostolic Church Nigeria, Eket Field, Akwa Ibom State Territory.

He urged the government at all levels to galvanise economic policies that would reduce youth unemployment, which he said, had opened the vista for insecurity, banditry, unknown gunmen and kidnapping in a country hitherto known for peace.

He lamented that poor leadership had caused several injustices and deprivations in the country and challenged Nigerians, especially Christian to keep praying and call upon God for peace and stability in the country.


The cleric also admonished leaders to do their best to improve the living conditions of the ordinary Nigerian, maintaining that situations in the country would have been worse if the Church had not been praying.

“Security should be everybody’s concern. Security should be everybody’s business and as such,
Nigerians should pay attention to the fact after every 10 minutes if they don’t see their loved ones, they should quickly describe such members of their families and where they could be found.

“Lack of fear of God is the reason we are witnessing the myriads of problems in the country,” he said.

Our leaders should rule with the fear of God and do the right thing. It is a shame that many things we see today in the country have existed long ago and each time, leaders come and go and nothing happens.


“And of course, leadership has been our problem. We don’t have good leaders. Also, the led should play their role in helping the leaders. The Church should keep praying and continuously call on God for help. The church is praying and I don’t know what would have happened in Nigeria if the church had not been praying,” he stated.

On his part, the Eket Field Superintendent of the Apostolic Church of Nigeria, Pastor U. S. Ukpong, who lamented that insecurity in the country had been handled hypocritically, maintained that identifying those behind insecurity in Nigeria was the first solution to kidnappings and banditry and other crimes.

He said identifying individuals behind insecurity would resolve all security challenges, adding that a situation where political leaders had been linked to the insecurity was worrisome and should be addressed.


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