From MATHEW JWANTU, Minna
AS security situations in the country is tilting from bad to worse, Christians in Niger state on Sunday gathered to pray to God false Prophets and for an end to the insecurity challenges that have engulfed the country.
The body of Christ under the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Niger State Chapter led by the state Chairman Revd. Mathias Echioda on Sunday at the ECWA Goodnews Church Minna blamed the crisis that have bedeviled the nation on the lackadaisical attitude of some Christians towards the affairs of God.
He said during his message that, “the reason why these evils have befallen us is because we have so many false prophets and failed in Nigeria today more than ever before who are destroying homes.
“We are classified as a terrorist nation because of a very few people, a very minute fraction. Any nation that forget God is damned.”
Prayers were said for Nigeria, Niger state, leaders, the church and freedom for those who have been abducted.
The 3 day prayer & fasting which started on Friday ended on Sunday with Christians in black costumes mourning the killings, kidnappings, terrorism, violence and banditry that have remained unending in the country.
“The essence of the event is to pray to God for an end to the challenges that have bedeviled Nigeria.
It should be recalled that the there was a directive from the national body of CAN that Christians all over the country should embark on a three day fasting and praying for Nigeria.
According to Echioda “we’re praying that God would save Nigeria, & Christians in particular, from being consumed by insurgents, terrorists, bandits, kidnappers, sponsors of terrorism and ritualists all over our Country.”
He said “the prayers was concurrent across the state as announced by each Local Government CAN Coordinator and Zonal Coordinators.”
Some of the placards have inscriptions such as ‘No! to Kidnapping’, ‘No to Terrorism’, No to Killing’, ‘No to Violence’, ‘No to banditry’.
Highlight of the event was a Prayer-March round major roads in Minna, the state capital for.