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‘I wept when I saw people weeping in Benue’ – Pastor Adeboye





The General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Friday expressed displeasure with the mindless killings of people by Fulani herdsmen in Benue State and other parts of the country. Pastor Adeboye revealed, he didn’t visit the state before the President did so that politicians would not read meaning into his action.
Adeboye, alongside his wife, Folu, made his feelings known when he visited Benue to condole with Governor Samuel Ortom and pray for the government and people of the state over the killings by suspected herdsmen.

The cleric called for a halt to the killings.

Speaking to the gathering, Pastor Adeboye said he did not visit the state before the President did so that politicians would not read meaning into his action.

He said Benue State was very dear to his heart and that he had felt every pain the people felt, saying he wept when he saw the people weeping.

“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 or 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 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.”

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