Nigerians have been charged to rise with a voice to challenge the unending killings and attacks carried out daily by gunmen, bandits, terrorists and other evil-minded people in the country.
Naija News learnt that the Dunamis International Gospel Centre has on Tuesday, February 18, organised a press conference in memory of Leah Sharibu, the only Christian girl among many Chibok girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram a few years ago.
It could be recalled that the deadly Islamic sect, Boko Haram had released other girls in their custody, but held back Leah who is the only Christian teenager who also stood her ground not to renounced her faith.
Speaking at the conference on Tuesday, the Senior Pastor of DIGC, Dr Paul Enenche, described the current situation of the country as the highest level of religious intolerance and insecurity.
Pastor Enenche urged citizens to come to an agreement in one term and say no to the endless bloodshed, reign of terror and banditry in Nigeria.
At the event which marks Leah Sharibu’s two years in detention, Enenche noted that Christians are obviously being targeted amid the insecurity in the country.
This media platform also understands that the event hosted the families of the slain chairman of CAN in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Rev. Lawan Andimi, Boko Haram attack survivors, Leah’s family and others.
It was understood that Enenche also offered to rehabilitate and empower the victims with equipment that would help them in their jobs.
He said, “We have come to discover that there is a bankruptcy of awareness on the exact situation of what is going on in Nigeria.
“I am surprised that there are people in this country who do not believe that terrible situations, security-wise are happening in the nation.
“There is the highest level of religious intolerance, extreme level of persecution of Christians, especially in the northern Nigeria, the northeast to be precise as well as the situation of armed bandits in north-central.
“It is so sad that some people are watching the evil going on and pretend as if nothing is happening.
“Insecurity and the threat to Christianity in Nigeria today are real and must be arrested with urgency. This status quo must not be allowed to stand. All is not well in the land. But in the name of Jesus, it shall be well. We believe that as this awareness rises, people take responsibility to say no, instead of keeping silent in the name of passivity, timidity and allowing the status quo to go.
“There are people in this country who are silent as if they have gummed their lips. People are watching evil going on and they say nothing. I want to say that if you are a businessman, you can only do business if there is a nation. If you are a pastor, you can only pastor a church if there is a nation. These things cannot continue anymore.”
He added: “It is time for everybody to rise and say enough is enough of the evil of bloodshed, rule of terror in the land. And to every collaborator, sponsor and supporter of terror in the land, know that your days are numbered.
“The silence of good men is more wicked than the evil of wicked people. When good men agree to keep quiet, evil thrives.”
Meanwhile, Naija News had at earlier that suspected Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Korongilum, a community in Chibok local government area of Borno state, northern Nigeria.
A report monitored on TheCable by Naija News quoted a resident to have said that the insurgents came into the community around 6 pm, shooting sporadically and setting many houses on fire.