I’ve started asking God to remove President Buhari – Bishop Wale Oke
Bishop Francis Wale Oke, the presiding Bishop of The Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, has admitted praying that God removes President Muhammadu Buhari.
The cleric who was speaking at his church’s vigil yesterday said Buhari has failed woefully.
Oke said even during the civil war, Nigeria did not witness as many killings as is the case today.
The preacher, who is also the National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), called for the removal of the President if that would pave the way for desired peace in the country.
He said: “Some wicked people kidnapped some students and demanded N800m for their release; then killed them.
“The government could not lift a finger and you are telling me that the President has not failed? Buhari has failed!”
“For the first time, I have found myself praying that God should remove Buhari. They kidnapped students without the government doing anything and you are telling me that the government has not failed?
“Are you saying we can not move against an incompetent government whose security apparatus has collapsed?”
He added: ”I am not afraid of anybody. I am not! I am the prophet of the Most High, He watches over me. No bullet of the enemy can kill me; I can’t die in the hands of a man.”
Source – Daily Post
Chadian security forces fire upon protesters in southern town
At least four people were shot and wounded in Chad’s southern Mandoul region on Saturday when security forces fired upon a crowd demonstrating against last month’s military takeover, witnesses and hospital sources said.
Protesters in the town of Sarh, about 550 kilometres (340 miles) from the capital N’Djamena, banged pots and pans in a show of defiance against the military council that has taken over since Chad’s longtime ruler Idriss Deby was killed last month.
Police responded by firing into the crowd with live ammunition, witnesses said. One person who was shot in the abdomen is in critical condition, according to a medical worker who requested anonymity.
“Two of my friends were wounded by gunshots right in front of me, and spent more than an hour on the spot before they could be transported to the hospital,” Allaissem Bernodji Manace, who protested in Sarh, told Reuters.
“We lived through a terrible scene,” he said.
Civil society leaders in the neighbouring town of Koumra said that a dozen people were arrested during a parallel protest, to which security forces responded with beatings and teargas.
A representative of Chad’s military council declined to comment on the actions of security forces, but said the protesters were “just young people who marched through the streets creating traffic jams.”
The demonstrations in Mandoul occurred at the same time as a funeral for five people in N’Djamena who were killed on Tuesday during clashes between protesters and security forces.
The army’s response to those protests was condemned by some of Chad’s strongest allies, including France, the United States and the African Union.
Source – Reuters