Anglican bishop and senator disagree on church protection


The Diocesan Bishop of Ilesa North Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Rt Rev. Isaac Oluyamo, instructed Christians to strengthen themselves through prayer, amid the current security challenges ravaging the country.

Oluyamo revealed it on Sunday on the sidelines of the second session of the Diocese’s Fourth Synod on “Vision”, held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Ilase-Ijesa, Osun State. .

The cleric also instructed the government to do more to ensure the security of the country.

“What the church should do to deal with the insecurity is my concern. The church should pray and keep praying and God will take control.

“My advice is that we should take our armor, and our armor is prayer. Some people ask for guns, but what I believe is that our armor is prayer. Our love is our faith,” Oluyamo said.

But the lawmaker representing Osun East in the Senate, Senator Francis Fadahunsi, while speaking with reporters at the synod venue, however disagreed with the cleric, calling on churches to make private security arrangements.

He said the federal government was no longer reliable and since the churches appeared to be the target, they should not wait for their members to be slaughtered before acting.

Fadahunsi said, “The federal government is no longer reliable. It is the church that must protect itself. They should make their own homeland security arrangements instead of waiting for killers to slaughter them in the church.

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