Monday January 15, 2018 – Terrorists Are Spreading Across Nigeria Under The Guise Of Fulani Herdsmen, Danger Is Looming – Oyedepo Warns
Bishop David Oyedepo on Sunday urged President Buhari to do something about the killings in the country.
Since January 1st when many people were killed in an invasion by herdsmen, Benue state indigenes have been grieving.
73 bodies were given a mass burial last Thursday in Makurdi, the state capital.
Oyedepo on Sunday warned the Federal Government to halt the killing spree by herdsmen or risk the country’s disintegration.
He likened the attacks to a time bomb and warned politicians not to “sell off the destinies of men for your ambitions”.
Dr. Oyedepo said God revealed to him 26 years ago that this crisis would put the country “on a keg of gunpowder” if the government failed to act.
He gave the warning yesterday in a message titled “A wakeup call to a nation in a state of slumber”.
“Prophets have a duty to warn people, nations against impending danger.
“I have this wake-up call for a nation in a state of slumber. Insurgency is spreading across the country under the guise of Fulani herdsmen. Danger is looming.
“How many of these killers have been brought to book since their campaign of carnage, death and destruction began?”
“Where are the leaders of thought in Nigeria? Where is the government and this is continuing unabated? We are sitting on a keg of gun powder.
There is a volatile reaction coming and God revealed this to me as far back as 1992, clearly written in my diary.”
“People may soon be forced to take the law into their hands. The security apparatus of the country has obviously failed to defend the property and lives of these poor farmers.
“While we are claiming to be curtailing Boko Haram, we are on the other hand aiding and abetting herdsmen and their murderous acts.
“Nigeria is a nation at war with ourselves. No external aggression from aggressors, no ethnic crisis, no natural disaster, yet we are doing mass burial. What a nation in a state of slumber.
“Hear the voice of God through this prophet, the soul of Nigeria is near the point of death.”
“When citizens cannot trust the security system, a state of anarchy is in view. Insurrection may also be on the way. These largely unchecked activities of the Fulani herdsmen may eventually choke the soul of Nigeria to death, God forbid.”
The Bishop challenged the government to probe how the killers escape and how they are able to secure funds to buy AK47 rifles which, according to him, cost N3million a piece.
“They must have the backing of some powers that be. Any right thinking Nigerian will speculate same,” he said.