The General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor
Enoch Adeboye has called for a halt to the mindless killings in Benue
state and parts of the country.
The cleric spoke Friday, when he in the company of his wife visited
Benue to console and pray for the government and people of the state
over the killings by suspected herdsmen in the state.
Addressing the gathering before going into prayers, Pastor Adeboye
explained that he did not visit the state much earlier before the
President visited so as not to leave room for suspicion in the minds of
He said, “Benue state is very very close to my heart, I had felt every
pain you people felt and I wept when I saw you weeping. But of course no
man of God will see a mass burial anywhere and not feel the pains of
the people affected.
“We want these killings to stop. Happily we know someone who can stop
it, He is the Almighty God, He does not fail nor compromise, He is the
God of all. We will continue to call on Him to fight this battle and you
can be assured that victory will be certain.”
Earlier, Governor Samuel Ortom had lamented that the incursions of
herdsmen into the state, apart from leading to the deaths of many, had
created a huge humanitarian crisis in the state. He appealed to the
church to sustain prayers for the government and people of the state
given the enormous challenge the crisis posed to the wellbeing of the
people of the state.
Ortom said, “the crisis has turned Benue state into a huge refuge and
IDPs camp. With well over 180,000 persons displaced and housed in 9
camps in the state in a crisis that had affected 16 out of the 23 local
government areas of the state leaving my government overwhelmed. But we
know that there is nothing to hard for our God to do in the face of