The Diocesan Bishop of Ilesa North Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Rt Rev. Isaac Oluyamo, has charged Christians to fortify themselves with prayers, amidst the current security challenges ravaging the country.
Oluyamo disclosed this on Sunday on the sidelines of the second session of the fourth Synod of the diocese themed ‘Vision’, held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Ilase-Ijesa, Osun State.
The cleric also charged government to do more in providing security for the country.
“What the church should do to deal with the insecurity is my concern. The church should pray and continue to pray and God will take control.
“My advice is that we should take our armour, and our armour is prayer. Some people are calling for guns, but what I believe is that our armour is prayer. Our amour is our faith,” Oluyamo said.
But the lawmaker representing Osun East in the Senate, Senator Francis Fadahunsi, while speaking with journalists at the venue of the synod, however, disagreed with the cleric, calling on churches to make private security arrangements.
He said federal government was no longer reliable and since churches appeared to be the target, they should not wait until their members were slaughtered before acting.
Fadahunsi said, “Federal Government is no longer reliable. It is the church that must protect itself. They should make their own internal security arrangements instead of waiting for killers to slaughter them in the church.”
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