The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, has said prayer can end insecurity in Nigeria.
Naija News reports that Adeboye stated this on Thursday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor of Borno State, Usman Kadafur, at the Government House in Maiduguri. He stated that a combination of physical and spiritual battles is needed to fight Boko Haram insurgents, bandits, and other criminal elements terrorizing the nation. Adeboye, who was accompanied by his wife, Folu, said on arriving in the state, he led worshippers to seek the face of God over the state of security and other challenges facing the country. He said: “A combination of physical and spiritual battle had become necessary to end the menace. “There are problems that you cannot solve with just human ability. It takes God to get some of these bandits to get to surrender, because even if you offer them everything, some of them may still turn their back and go back to what they were initially doing. “We have come to pray on the land. My congregation and I have been praying. I believe God wants me to step on the land and cry and pray for the land and we have been praying since Wednesday.” Adeboye said that before the insurgency in Borno started, the state was one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria. He said, “I remember in those days, anyone could go anywhere here at any time of the day and night. ”I was particularly touched when the Boko Haram crisis erupted. There are problems that you cannot solve with just human ability; it takes God’s intervention.” In his remarks, the Borno deputy governor acknowledged the support of Adeboye and other Christian faithful in the fight against insurgency He agreed with Adeboye that there is a need to fervently seek the intervention of God to end the insurgency which has lasted for over 10 years. “We are happy that men of God like you are visiting our state to pray so that God can forgive us and restore peace,” he said.
This article was originally published on Naija News