Osun cleric, Baba Lésèkesè, bemoans killings across Nigeria, tasks govts on security
By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
A cleric, Prophet Adeyemi Adeniran popularly known as “Baba Lésèkesè,” has lamented the spate of killings across the country and called on Federal and State Governments to urgently nip the trend in the bud.
The clergyman, who is the founder of Great Tabernacle Miracle Church of God, a.k.a Mountain of Change, Ido-Osun in Osun State, condemned attacks, kidnappings and killings in the nation and stressed the need for those in positions of authority to rise to the situation.
Specifically, he said it was unacceptable and satanic for some bandits to have stormed a Church and killed worshipers.
Bandits had on Sunday attacked Haske Baptist Church in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing two persons while many worshippers were abducted.
An unspecified number of worshippers also sustained degrees of injuries with a medical doctor, Zakariah Dogo Yaro, of the Kaduna State Ministry of Health, among those killed during the incident.
The church, located in Manini Tasha village, Kuriga Ward of the local government area, was attacked around 9:00a.m. by the bandits.
In a similar development, bandits invaded Bagoma community in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state and killed six indigenes. Bandits also attacked Amfu village in Kachia council area where they shot a woman to death.
Also, tens of students were abducted by gunmen at Greenfield University, with three of them later confirmed dead at the weekend. This was after over 30 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in the Afaka area of the state were kidnapped.
Some gunmen had raided checkpoints along the busy Port Harcourt-Owerri Road, killing eight security operatives in Rivers State. It was gathered that the gunmen, who started their operations around 8:00p.m. on Saturday, attacked four checkpoints from Elele to Omagwa in Ikwerre Local Government Area.
Out of the eight operatives killed, three were said to be military personnel, three customs officials and two policemen. Some were reportedly beheaded while others were burnt beyond recognition.
The prophet expressed worry over these killings, maiming and kidnappings and condemned them in their entirety.
“The insecurities and killings in Nigeria have risen to the peak. This can’t continue like this. There is a need for those in places of authorities, our governments to checkmate this and out these killings to an end.
“I strongly call on them to be alive to their responsibility of securing the lives and property of all Nigerians irrespective of tribe or religion,” Prophet Adeyemi said.
The clergyman also called on Governments at all levels to tackle high cost of commodities, especially food items in the country. He said these high cost of items have subjected many to u told hardship.
“Very importantly, it’s no longer news that the masses are suffering and hardship is biting harder. I charge our government both at Federal and State governments to take urgent step to address the soaring cost of every commodity especially, food items to avert inflation,” he warned.
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