The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, on Sunday, led his congregation on a prayer walk against the spate of killings and insecurity in the nation.
The protest commenced immediately after the church’s monthly Thanksgiving Service at its National Headquarters in Ebute Meta, Lagos State.
The Pastor led the procession from Ebute Meta through Atan Cemetery in Yaba metropolis and back. The protesters carried various placards some of which read:
“We Say No To Killings”
“God Hurts When His Creatures Hurts”
“Every Life Matters”
“Silencing Others’ Rights Is Not Might”
While the placard of Pastor Adeboye boldly reads “ALL SOULS ARE PRECIOUS TO GOD”.
The General Overseer of the RCCG prior to the walk, had led his congregation on prayers for the peace and security of the country.
He said, “Lord, have mercy on Nigeria. Let there be peace and security in Nigeria. God sees all things and knows where the terrorists are hiding, we pray that God sends His light to Nigeria and expose the evildoers in the country.”
The Cleric later informed his congregation of the peaceful protest, “After the service, we are all going for a prayer walk. We’ll march according to age. There are some who would march around the church because of their age and there are some who would march with me to Atan Cemetery and back.”
Pastor Adeboye said the prayer walk was aimed at offering prayers and supplications unto God to save Nigeria from being consumed by insurgents, terrorists, bandits, kidnappers, armed robbers, militants and ritualists in all states.
It will be recalled that the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, had declared a three-day fasting and prayer beginning January 31st to empower the government and the military forces in the fight against terrorism and the spate of killings in the country. CAN President, Dr Samson Ayokunle had said the spiritual exercise would end today February 2 with a prayer walk.