Presiding Bishop of Living Faith World Outreach, aka Winners Chapel, David Oyedepo has noted that wantom killings by Fulani herdsmen have made Nigerians endangered citizens, warning that a national crisis is underway if nothing is done to stop the murderous activities of the herders.
Noting that the killer herdsmen are backed by powerful forces, he urged the federal government to halt the nationwide killing spree by Fulani herdsmen to prevent the disintegration of the country.
According to Oyedepo, “how many of the so called herdsmen have been arrested since they have been engaging in their murderous acts?
“they must have the backing of some powerful forces encouraging them to do what they are doing”.
The cleric, who spoke on Sunday in a message entitled “a wake up call to a nation in a state of slumber”, stressed that Nigerians who are victims of the incessant attacks may be forced to take the law in their hands to protect themselves.
His message is presented below:
Prophets have a duty to warn people, nation against impending danger.
I am sent as a prophet to the nation and God grants me access to divine confidentialities of nations.
I have this wake up call for a nation in a state of slumber.
Insurgency is spreading across the country under the guise of Fulani herdsmen. Danger is looming.
For example, how many of these killers have been brought to book since their campaign of carnage, death and destruction began, one may ask?
A nationwide crisis is in the offing than may be worse than anyone around knows.
Tell me the morality behind some strangers who are doing their business as cattle rearers overrunning your farm with your labour and graze their cattle on your crop and when you challenge them, they kill you.
Where are the leaders of thoughts in Nigeria? Where is the government and that continues unabated. We are sitting on a keg of gun powder. There is volatile reaction coming and God revealed this to me as far back as 1992, clearly written in my diary.
Nigeria shall not be destroyed. God shall trouble all that trouble the peace and progress of this nation.
The destiny of our nation has never been under the threat of survival as it is today. People may soon be forced to take the law into their hands. The security apparatus of the country has obviously failed to defend the property and lives of these poor farmers.
While we are claiming to be curtailing Boko Haram, we are on the other hand aiding and abetting herdsmen and their murderous acts.
Nigeria is a nation at war with ourselves. No external aggression from aggressors, no ethnic crisis, no natural disaster, yet we are doing mass burial. What a nation in a state of slumber.
Hear the voice of God through this prophet, the soul of Nigeria is near the point of death.
Citizens of these nation are fast becoming endangered species, God have mercy.
Let me ask these pertinent questions that borders on the conscience of a nation and its leaders.
Is cattle business government business?
Should farmers be killed for Fulani herdsmen to live?
Should all the farmers leave their farms today for fear of Fulani herdsmen?
As the last time I knew, Nigeria still produces less than 20 percent of what it consumes and ask me what it the contribution of herdsmen to the GDP of this country. What is come to this country?
There is more to this low response of government to addressing this issue which is definitely a time bomb.
Does Nigerian land belong to Fulani herdsmen?
There has never been this kind of assault on the intelligence of the people like we are having now.
Should you allocate my father’s land to Fulani herdsmen? No.
Are they now the customary land owners of every state, town, cities, villages and hamlets in Nigeria?
There is danger in the offing; every community may soon set up their own security system to defend themselves against the insurgency of the Fulani herdsmen.
Can the citizens still trust the security agencies of this nation to protect them? You will be vulnerable for life.
When citizens cannot trust the security a state of anarchy is in view. Insurrection may also be on the way. These largely unchecked activities of the Fulani herdsmen may eventually choke the soul of Nigeria to death, God forbid.
Is Nigeria project still working?
Without justice there cannot be peace. You don’t step on my toes and say let’s have peace. We can’t have peace but exchange of blows.
Caution, let politicians be warned, don’t sell off the destinies of men for your ambitions.
True leaders mind the coming generations. Nigeria is rescued. Let no religious bigot say to me what is your concern?. By the grace of God, one out every 150 Nigerian is under my apostolic coverage. You are not a leader by elective office; you are a leader by the number of people you have responsibility for.
I am answerable to God on what happens to them. You can’t kill their fathers and mothers in the name of being in power. It is enough. When prophets speak God confirms it. These wicked forces will be visited by vengeance.
Is our sense of value for human lives still alive? I don’t know. What I know is that it is not alive.
Today human lives are now being slain for cattles without any drastic interventions from relevant security agents.
Should men and women continue to lay their lives down for cattles?
There is no nation on the earth where the defense of cattle is more than the defense of human lives.
How are these killers making away with their murderous acts? They must have the backings of some powers that be. Any right thinking Nigerian will speculate same.
Is Boko haram not spreading strategically across the nation?
How many cows will a Fulani man sell to buy a AK47? which now cost about N3m a piece.
A cow, the fattest is N180-200,000. To buy five riffles, equals N15m.
You don’t hire security guard in a room and parlour. Some fellows supply these guns and you cannot tell how much stockpiles of arms they have.
Nigeria is becoming an endangered nation where any group of persons may attempt to overrun the nation. Caution, Caution, Caution Caution to everyone responsible for the affairs of this nation.
God has sent me to warn this nation, a flood of evil is at the door.