By Godson Ikiebey-
The serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that terrorists are in charge of Nigeria.
He spoke during a service at his church. According to him, the country had been taken over by bandits, kidnappers, killer herdsmen and looters.
He went on to describe them as the “commander-in-chief” of the nation. He said:
“It is evident that the bandits; criminals, killing people every day; those kidnapping people over the place; and cattle rustlers and killer herdsmen terrorising the people are in charge in this country; they are the commander-in-chief.
“Nobody seems to know what to do anymore; the terrorists are in charge. They have even extended their regime to these areas. They now kidnap lecturers; doctors are no longer safe.
“The whole nation is under the control of terrorists. But in the name of the Lord, Nigeria shall be delivered. I shall witness the deliverance and greatness of Nigeria”.
He also criticised Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, for comparing the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to Afenifere and Ohanaeze.
Pastor Bakare described the comment as shameful and said anyone in his right senses would not make such comparison.
He said excluding the Arewa Consultative Forum, north socio-cultural group, from the comparison implies that the presidential spokesman is saying ACF is superior to Ohanaeze and Afenifere.
“It is shameful for anyone to compare Miyetti Allah with Afenifere. Such a person cannot be in his right senses to think that Miyetti Allah and Afenifere and Ohanaeze are the same.
“How can a group that has been rated as the fourth most deadly group in the world by the United Nations, a group of terrorists, be the same as Afenifere?
“How can a group that kills people, rapes women, destroys houses be on the same scale as Afenifere? Do Afenifere members carry weapons?
“And to show the true colour of the person doing the comparison, he left out the ACF from his comparison as if that one is above everybody else.
“If you have to put Afenifere and Ohanaeze on the same scale as Miyetti Allah, why did you exclude the ACF? Is it not to tell everyone that the ACF is superior to other groups in the country?”