The General Evangelist, Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide, Prophet Hezekiah Oladeji, has condemned the spate of kidnapping and incessant killing of innocent persons in some parts of the country.
Oladeji made the condemnation during a press briefing as part of the activities of CAC worldwide annual Power Explosive Conference in Erio-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
According to him, it is regrettable that the responsibility of these attacks has been claimed majorly by the dreaded Boko Haram elements and bandits.
He called on the Federal Government and various security agencies to step up their operation strategies to curtail the menace.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2021 conference has the theme “King of Peace”.
The cleric expressed the need for fervent prayers as a way of addressing these challenges, including guaranteeing more peace, progress and socio-economic stability in the country.
Oladeji also stressed the need for the Federal Government to redouble its efforts to guarantee the safety of lives and property of the citizenry.
He also used the opportunity to particularly condemn the incessant kidnapping of school children and university students.
Oladeji described the recent kidnapping of some traditional rulers in Ekiti as worrisome and called on the Federal Government, through heads of various security agencies operating in the country, to brace up for the challenges to find lasting solutions to the menace.
The CAC General Evangelist said the activities of the bandits could have been curtailed if necessary actions had been taken by the Government since the group started unleashing mayhem in the country.
The cleric, who expressed his optimism that peace would return to the country, called on those at the helm of affairs, notable politicians and security operatives, to exhibit more political will and determination to tackle the menace.
He advised the electorate to look inward before voting for any candidate of their choice in future elections.
“Nigerians should look forward to a neutral and well-qualified person flying the flags of various political parties during the elections,” he said.
Oladeji also advised the youths to engage themselves massively in agriculture and other agro-businesses as the only way out of the menace of hunger and poverty ravaging the country.
He said the 2021 conference is the 19th edition to be organized by the church, saying that the church would use the period of the annual conference to pray for the peace and wellbeing of the country and its citizenry. (NAN)