Sunday, June 15, 2014 3:01 pm
Karu (Nasarawa) – Rev. Fr. Patrick Emmanuel, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, Karu, FCT Chapter, has called for intensified prayer sessions for the release of the abducted school girls in Chibok, Borno.
Emmanuel made the call on Sunday during a prayer session in Mararaba, near Abuja, advising worshippers to be more security conscious at the worship centres across the country.
He noted that the people had waited too long for the release of the girls and had, therefore, decided to seek the divine intervention.
“As people who preach justice and peace, we are worried because, for sometimes now, these girls have not been set free,” he said.
“We have found ourselves in this kind of mess because people are teaching and preaching what they are not supposed to teach or preach.
“With the Boko Haram insurgency, a lot of people are homeless because some people have decided to take laws into their hands.
“Our society today has changed; Nigeria of today is no longer what it used to be because there is no respect for human dignity.
“God does not permit anybody to kill because no one has the power over His creature,” he added.
While expressing optimism that the insurgency would soon become a thing of the past, Emmanuel appealed to Boko Haram leaders to make their grievances clear to Nigerians.
On the night of April 14, more than 200 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno.
The kidnappings were claimed by Boko Haram, a terrorist organisation.