Anglican Communion To Mondays Sit-at-home Enforcers: Your Action Is Like A Person Drinking Acid And Believing That Your Enemy Will Die …Says It Is A Misplaced Priority To Declare State Of Emergency In Anambra State
The Anglican communion has reminded those enforcing the Mondays Sit-at-home orders in the Southeast that their action is likened to a person drinking acid and believing that his or her enemy will die.
In his Presidential address at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Amakama, Olokoro East Archdeaconry in Umuahia South L.G.A, of Abia State, during the 12th Diocesan Men conference with the theme, “Wake Up The Mighty Men”, drawn from the Bible book of Joel chapter 3 verse 9, Bishop Ibeabuchi however admitted that self determination which was caused by injustice, tribalism and nepotism, is never a crime but pointed out that the continuous Sit-at-home has become very unnecessary and uncalled for.
Bishop Ibeabuchi said, “At times, I wonder who the leaders of this nation are, because there is a total disconnection from our elected leaders. Hence, Miyetti Allah seems to be the government of Nigeria and nobody can do anything about them. In the Southeast, IPOB is now obeyed more than our elected leaders.
“Self-determination is never a crime. In Nigeria today, we all know that injustice, tribalism and nepotism are the main factors fueling agitations across the nation. Permit me here to state that this continuous Sit-at-home has become very unnecessary and uncalled for.
“As Ndigbo, we must condemn what is wrong in our society. How can the economy of the Southeast be destroyed in the name of weekly sit-at-home? Recently, the IPOB cancelled the weekly sit-at-home but some hoodlums are still harassing and embarrassing people without being checked. This is sad and unacceptable”.
Bishop Ibeabuchi who described as worrisome, the activities of unknown killer gunmen in Igbo land and across the nation, reminded the Southeasterners that bloodshed, “is not part our culture”, and cannot be allowed to continue, even as he warned that, “we cannot suddenly become a land that devours her inhabitants”.
His words, “In this conference, we call on our law enforcement agents to wake up and face this ugly challenge bedeviling our land. On the other hand, those perpetrating this evil are not spirits; they are humans and must be called to order without further delays.
“Our traditional rulers, religious leaders and the government must quickly join efforts with our law enforcement agents to restore the peace in our land for our collective good. The killings of our people and our visitors must stop.
“However, idea to declare state of emergency in Anambra State is unfortunate and uncalled for. In as much as we disapprove all sorts of killings across the nation, to single out Anambra State above Niger, Katsina, Borno, Zamfara among others, is a misplaced priority.
“We will never cease from calling on all Abians to be security conscious. Our local and community vigilante groups should be at work at all times to ensure that lives and property are safe in the state following the rise of insecurity across the nation. We encourage Abians to be law abiding and report all security threats to the appropriate quarters without neglecting to defend themselves in the face of terrorists and bandits”.
Bishop Ibeabuchi encouraged Nigerians to persistently and consistently pray for the nation and trust that God will heal the land through raising selfless and committed leaders who will have the interest of the Nigeria project at heart.