David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the killings in the country.
Hundreds of Nigerians across different states have been killed since the turn of the year. The most recent of such attacks was in Plateau where more than 100 persons were killed by suspected herdsmen.
Speaking during the church’s Sunday service at its headquarters in Ogun, Oyedepo said, “the most honourable thing for any non-performing leader to do is to resign”.
He continued: “That’s my own for Mr President; resign. Get out of there! Even our Islamic friends in the north are calling on him (Buhari) to resign. Because that’s the noblest thing to do. Or are we going to look at one system destroy a whole nation?”
Oyedepo wondered why no one has been brought to book over attacks by suspected herdsmen.
He alleged that “the authorities and the powers that be” are behind the attacks and that Nigerians must wake up and “push this evil back”.
“We are face to face with an impending holocaust,” he said in a video of the service posted on the church’s YouTube page.
“When I was talking in 2015, people were saying my own was too much, now everybody can see what’s happening. What has moved forward in anybody’s life? You don’t know it’s war. Why are they attacking the Christian communities? Why has nobody been arrested?
“I can tell you this, the authorities and the powers that be are behind them. I will never be partisan; Jesus got me out of it in 1984. But I will not be alive to see innocent people massacred.
“We must wake up and push this evil back. Not one of those so-called herdsmen – they are jihadists – has been brought to book till date. Herdsmen don’t shoot; they have been here all along. They are just taking cover under the herdsmen to assault innocent citizens. Yet, you have a government in place.”
President Buhari has at various times expressed his administration’s commitment to bring perpetrators of killings across the country to book.
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