Friday, 24 February 2017

Another Cleric urges Christians to resists Islamist fundamentalists with weapons

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By Okechukwu Onuegbu

Following the incessant attacks and killings of Christians in all part of the country, the General Overseer, Rhema Deliverance Ministries, Umunya, Bishop Arthur Nwachukwu has urged Christians to defend themselves, at least to repel such sport of unwarranted aggressions.

Nwachukwu, who stated this during a special thanksgiving service to mark his 75th birthday anniversary at the church international headquarters, Umunya, Oyi council of Anambra state, accused President Mohammed Buhari's administration of a grande plot to Islamise Nigeria through the instrumentality of the unabated series of invasions and killings of peaceful Christian citizens by heavily armed and motivated Fulani herdsmen who regularly and repeatedly go on such wanton killing spree unhindered and unchallenged by security agencies.

Acknowledging that security men may come after him as they have done in the past to other clerics who made such statements, Nwachukwu said, “They can come all the way from their office at Abuja to pick me. The man wants to Islamise Nigeria, but you should be a Christian. Don’t run away. Defend yourself as Christians”.

He, however, called on the federal and state governments as well as the security agencies to rise to the occasion in Defence and protection of citizens as it is sad and unfortunate.

But the GO, while attesting to the grace and favour of God upon him and his family in the last 75 years, said "I have totally surrendered to God. There have been several efforts in the past, including using charms against me, but God has been faithful. No native doctor can do me anything. I am a spirit. That born of a spirit is a spirit”

The Anambra state Governor, Willie Obiano, who was represented at the occasion by the state's Head of Service, Harry Udu, challenged other men of God and elites in the State to emulate Bishop Nwachukwu in the manner he has brought up his children to take after him in the service of God.

Others present at the thanksgiving were the immediate past governor of the state, Peter Obi; the Bishop's sons- Chukwudozie, Anene, Ejike except Amechi who is an Awka-based orthopedic medical practitioner, are pastors. Others were the traditional ruler of Umunya, Igwe Chris Onyekwuluje; former Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly Chinwe Nwaebili; Bishop Nwachukwu’s younger brother, and the presiding Bishop of the Grace of God Mission International-Pastor Paul Nwachukwu, etc.



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