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Kaduna Lauds Church Over Relief Materials, Prayers For Terror Victims



Kaduna State Government has advised churches and other religious bodies in the Country to emulate Living Faith Church (LFC) humanitarian gesture on meeting the spiritual and material needs of soldiers and other victims of insecurity in the State.

The State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan who attended the Sunday service of the church, commemorating it’s 41st Anniversary of the Liberation mandate of Bishop David Oyedepo on May 2, 1981, urged all churches and other religious organisation to be critical role in the spiritual and physical development of the State and Nigeria at large.

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Aruwan commended the leadership of Living Faith Church over the distribution of relief materials to wounded soldiers and other victims of terror attacks who are hospitalized in medical facilities in the State, while also commending the church for its prayers for the victims and the State.

He said: “We are grateful to the church and we are happy. If you look at what is happening in our country today, it is multidimensional. And there is no approach that is little or less as far finding solution that would enhance security and safety of lives in Kaduna and Nigeria in general”.

According to Aruwan, ” religious leaders are not stakeholders that we can isolate in this fight against terrorism. They are critical stakeholders. Working towards the security of our state, and country at large is not something to be left to security forces or government alone. It is something that should involve everybody.”

“Let us come together under one umbrella, Nigeria belong to all of us. We should not all issues of sentiments, biases or prejudice to hamper our search for peace and security. What is clear to us as a people is that insecurity is a threat to us. What has happened today in Living Faith Church is what is expected of all religious leaders in the country”.

“And we know that many religious organisation that are keying into this are doing this as their responsibility towards enhancing the security of Kaduna State and we commend them.”.

Meanwhile, the Resident Pastor of Living Faith Church, Kaduna, AGI Emmanuel said that following the security challenges in the State, “the church initiated a programme, Kaduna Pray through which each ethnic group in Nigeria are invited and called in each service to pray”, saying that “it must be noted that God has been faithful and report shows that kidnapping and other Banditary activities will soon be a thing of the past”.

Pastor Emmanuel also said that the church has presented “welfare packages for the victims of various Banditary activities, stemmed from the 41st Anniversary of the mandate given to God’s servant, Bishop David Oyedepo on 2nd May, 1981”, pointing out that “in order to identify with the victims, several relief packages were sent to the victims”.

“Saint Gerald Hospital was identified because several civilians were sent there. 44 Reference Military Hospital was also Identified to commemorate with the military victims of the Banditary and other paramilitary”, Pastor Emmanuel added.


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