Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has warned that if the killings around the country continue, Nigeria may fizzle out soon.
Mr Adeboye said this when he paused his sermon at the church’s May Holy Ghost Service at the Redemption Camp last night to call on the congregation of thousands of people to join him in praying for the end of killings in the country.
He also said when a bishop of another church asked him who would win the 2019 election, he replied that unless the killings stopped the 2019 elections may not hold because people would be scared to go out to vote.
“When people are not sure about their safety how would they go out in parts of the country where killing is rampant to vote,” he said.
He, however, explained that the threat to elections was his personal reasoning and not a prophecy.
Recalling the effect of the killing of 17 people, including two priests in Benue State last month, he said it threw him into a sad mood, prompting his wife, Folu Adeboye, to ask him in Germany, where they were holding a programme of the church, why he was not his usual cheerful self.
“As a leader people from various denominations call Daddy, the 27 people killed were my children who were in a church or returning from a church programme,” he said he told his wife, who had not heard the news then. “As a father, I naturally became sad over that.”