By Raymond Osho
ABEOKUTA: Amidst incessant killings and kidnappings in the country, the General Overseer of Victory Life Bible Church.(VLBC), Pastor Lawrence Achudume has vowed that the Christian body in the country would fight back if its security is taken for granted by the Federal government.
Achudume made the vow while speaking to journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital on Thursday, February 6, 2019 during an official launching of a book “Wisdom Nugget For Daily Living”, written by the Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Information, Pastor Remmy Hassan.
The cleric stressed that the Presidency must not risk a situation where Christians in the nation fight back, arguing that such situation could have a damaging effect on the nation.
He appealed to the Federal government to take its stand in engaging terrorism and insecurity before the affected category reacts.
His words, “The Federal government should be careful not to take particularly the church for granted for the church can react.
“People who have been quiet must not be pushed to the wall to react. When they are pushed to the wall they will fight back and that will not favour Nigeria, so I think the Federal government should take its stand to engage terrorism in anyway whatsoever, whether Christian or Muslim the Federal government must take a stand, the Presidency, the Military the Police must ensure that the issue of security becomes number one in their agenda”.
He added, “Taking life is bad, whether you are a Muslim or a Christian nobody has the right to take anybody’s life”.
When asked whether prayer could solve the issue of insecurity in the country in isolation to human efforts, the clergyman stated that everybody must equally support the government in taking action to combat insecurity.
He said, “It’s not only prayer we have to pray, everybody must take action now. When it comes to protection or security, it is not the job of only the government, but everybody”.
In his words, the former Governor of the state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel identified creation of jobs for the teeming youths as the antidote to insecurity in the country.