Bishop Oyedepo stated:
Bishop David Oyedepo, the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church, aka Winners Chapel, while reacting to the incessant attacks by the vicious Boko Haram sect, said that Nigeria is on the verge of a break up.
“I hope that we are willing to find solution to it. I would be the last person in this world to believe that government has not discovered those who are behind Boko Haram.
“Otherwise, we don’t have any intelligence service in our country. Are they sacred cows that cannot be brought to book? Until we cut the source of their supplies and get those who are involved, we cannot stop them.
But the danger is this, and I must say it here, we are at the verge of a break up. That is the truth. It’s unfortunate. The Nigerian nation is too intelligent to claim not to have discovered those who are behind this. So, I really believe it’s all in the hands of the authorities to decide whether they want to confront the issue headlong or to keep watching it until Nigeria breaks up……All that the church can do is to pray.
“The church is not in power, it has no political power. And when invited, we give advice, when required or called upon. You can’t call someone and say can I advise you?”
On July 17, it was reported that Oyedepo said the onslaught of Boko Haram in Nigeria was beyond politics and the incessant attacks had taken a toll on Nigeria.
Bishop Oyedepo, who has in recent times expressed his sadness over the several attacks carried out by Boko Haram sect on June 29, during a Sunday Service, had prayed that sect members and sponsors would be tormented by the spirit of death for eternity, and they would never know peace, wherever they are.
It would also be recalled in May, that Oyedepo had urged President Jonathan to put an end to terrorism, so as to prevent war from happening in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Oyedepo, Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, who gave reasons for the increasing violence in Nigeria said that the “struggle for political power between the country’s ruling class was also a reason for insurgency and other socio-economic and political conflicts befalling the nation”.
While saying that if the Federal Government wants to wipe out Boko Haram then the Leaders in the country need to have character, courage and capacity, not just to identify the main causes of the problems but also to be able to deal with them.
Do you think Nigeria is really on the verge of a break-up, following Boko Haram incessant attacks?