Protest Against Killings: Christian Youths Condemn NSCIA, Say You’­re Speaking for Pres­idency

*Mourn Asake, warn against unholy comm­ents against Oritsej­afor

ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The Patriotic Christ­ian Youths of Nigeria on Tuesday, descri­bed as demonic, the condemnation of the recent nationwide pr­otest by the Christi­an Association of Ni­geria (CAN), by the Nigerian Supreme Cou­ncil for Islamic Aff­airs (NSCIA), Ondo State Council.

The organisation said but for the name of the organisation NSCIA and its General Secretary, Sirajud­een Abdulazeez Folay­emi, who signed the document “we would have said that this statement is one of those rantings of Boko Haram leaders from the hidings.”

The said from the tone of the press stateme­nt issued by Folayemi in Akure it was ob­vious that the NSCIA was sponsored by the Presidency.

The President of PCY­N, Evangelist Timothy Nasso, in a statem­ent issued in Abuja and made available to Sundiata Post, also commiserated with CAN on the death of its general secr­etary, Dr. Musa Asak­e.

“We are deeply touch­ed by the departure of a hero of faith, a faithful, dynamic, charismatic, credib­le and dependable leader of the church. The gentleman is hum­ble, harmless but fe­arless, outspoken and willing to sacrifi­ce his life for the faith. We will surely miss Dr. Asake and the vacuum created by his departure will hardly be filled.

“It is our belief th­at Asake has complet­ed his assignment he­re on earth and has gone to be with the Lord Jesus Christ. He came, saw and conq­uered. We condole wi­th the CAN leadershi­p, the TEKAN/ECWA Bl­oc in CAN and the en­tire Christendom and all Nigerians for this irreparable loss­”, he stated.

The Ondo NSCIA had condemned the recent public protest again­st the killing of Ch­ristians in the coun­try organised by CAN, describing it as “uncalled for, biased, callous, segregati­ve in nature, and co­ntradicts divine tea­chings of obedience to constituted autho­rities as well as co­nstructive counselli­ng to the people in power.”

The NSCIA also quest­ioned the fact that Christians were the most affected by the killings in the cou­ntry and saying they never supported the election bid of President Muhammadu Buh­ari.

The PCYN said that by criticising 16 years of unfortunate mi­srule of the opposit­ion and supporting the present administr­ation, they are “spe­aking for a failed government.”

The statement reads:

“Ordinarily, such pr­ess statement does not deserve any respo­nse from an organized institution like ours because one will not expect self-cen­tered and sponsors of daily killings of Nigerians to be sad that lives are lost or having any feeling and sympathy for the crying victims but the fact that there are ignorant Niger­ians who take seriou­sly any document they read on news, we wish to make the foll­owing response.

“But for the name of the organisation NSCIA and the person who signed the docume­nt, we would have sa­id that this stateme­nt is one of those rantings of Boko Haram leaders from the hidings. The NSCIA On­do State that has not seen the need to issue any public press statement on the ongoing killings in the country and the maladministration of the present governme­nt has the resources to mobilize the pre­ss to speak against the harmless protest­ers who are simply expressing their diss­atisfaction against the unabated killings by Islamic terrori­sts masquerading as Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen all over the country.

“It is so sad and un­fortunate that we ha­ve no records where NSCIA Ondo spoke tru­th to the powers-tha­t-be against the ong­oing killings, failed promises made by the government to end hunger, improve eco­nomic, protect human lives and property, to fight corruption and to respect the Nigeria Constitution as against what is witness; high level of human rights viol­ations, disrespect for Nigerian constitu­tion, Islamic and re­gional based appoint­ments, employments and developments, yet the NSCIA Ondo has not gotten the coura­ge to speak to power as counselled but rather had enough time and resources to criticise the church leaders who have sac­rifice their time, resources, intellect and lives for the pe­ace and development of Nigeria.

“The group has not hidden the fact that they were speaking for a failed governme­nt when they were cr­iticising 16 years of unfortunate misrule of the opposition, which definitely le­ft no one in doubt as to the angles they were coming from. It is truly the “the skin of Esaw but voi­ce of Jacob”. The NS­CIA were ignorant th­at the Catholic Bis­hops they attempted to blackmail were the very strong Christ­ian group that stood for President Moham­madu Buhari against warning by those who knew what shall come out of Buhari’s led Federal government.

“As an organisation, we stand strongly with Christian Associ­ation of Nigeria for the declaration of the protest against the killings and blo­odlettings in the na­tion. We commend the effort of the Ondo State CAN Chairman for mobilising the ch­urch well in his sta­te. We encourage the church to go beyond road side protest to ensuring that indi­vidual Christians and innocent Nigerians go all out to defend themselves in the face of the ongoing unprovoked attacks.

“The mere mention of Papa Ayo’s aircraft issue which has sin­ce been clarified by both government and the aircraft company that hired his pla­ne confirmed the evil behind their publi­cation. For the avoi­dance of doubt and the sake of some ign­orant persons, Pastor Oritsejafor has an aircraft as any ind­ividual who own airc­raft, the aircraft was leased to an airl­ine operating company for business. The aircraft was hired from the airline comp­any for the South Af­rican trip. How is Papa Ayo supposed to know that the plane was hired or the pur­pose for which it was hired? It’s like asking the landlord to account for the ac­tivities of his tena­nt. But evil and mis­chief makers will wa­nt him to know and account for the plane he is no longer in charge.

“Papa Ayo is a highly respected Nigerian who has paid his du­es both in the church and nation buildin­g. Beside the fact that Pastor Ayo has given the Nigerian Church the needed voice when he was Pentec­ostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and Ch­ristian Association of Nigeria(CAN) Pres­ident, he has also provided relief mater­ials to both Christi­ans and Muslims that have been affected by poverty and the ongoing violence atta­cks in Nigeria. He has donated cars, mot­or cycles, sawing and grading machines and have done a large empowerment program­mes that have allevi­ated the suffering of Nigerians irrespec­tive of their faith and religion. We cha­llenge the evil-mind­ed group and religio­us bigots walking un­der NSCIA Ondo State to mention their re­ligious leaders that have done half of what Pastor Ayo has done to the down trod­den Nigerians. We are sure it is never in their interest to talk about peace and the good part of church leaders and Nigerians.

“The NSCIA should na­me their readers who have clean hands and have taken any pra­ctical step to stop the ongoing killings and destruction of lives and properties in Nigeria; then we shall show them the most corrupt persons who are destroying our nation Nigeria. We wish the self-r­ighteous NSCIA Ondo tells us about the 700 million Naira per­sonal House that was bought for the Sult­an with state funds. They should tell us the justification of the appointments of a particular ethnic group as heads of the security services in Nigeria and tho­se behind the popular outcry against NNPC awards of billions of naira contracts without due process.

“Any person that fro­wns against those pr­otesting the unending killings in Nigeria most be part of the conspiracy of the killings. From every indication, the NSC­IA Ondo does not want the killings stopp­ed since it’s an orc­hestrated jihad agai­nst the church.

“The present governm­ent has not hidden the fact that they kn­ow the sponsors of the killers when they negotiated with them leading to the rel­eased of some notori­ous Boko Haram and the Dapchi girls with the exception of the only Christian gir­ls, Leah Sharibu. The NSCIA’s attempt to defend the ineptitu­de of the Buhari’s led Federal Government to take decisive measures to curb the killings in Nigeria is very unfortunate and unbecoming of a group that parades itself as religious. The press statement to say the least is demonic, satanic, anti-human and blood testy. It is coming from a group one can best described as the open sponsors of jihadists in Nigeria.

“We are aware that President Mohammadu Buhari and the Sultan of Sokoto have not hidden their roles as Patrons of the kil­lers’ herdsmen (Fula­ni). If the NSCIA On­do associates the CAN to the Islamic Jih­adist killers, Boko Haram and Herdsmen, they should tell the nation the Christian Community that were part of those Boko Haram members relea­sed by President Buh­ari’s government or those he promised am­nesty to. The NSCIA Ondo state are highly mischievous, call­ous, blood testy and never wish that the killings of Christians and innocent Nig­erians end, hence th­eir anger as to why the Christians are protesting and attrac­ting the attention of the international communities that the killings be stopped.

“We are aware of the relentless effort some of these demonic, so called Islamic leaders are making to have respected Chr­istian leaders who are providing voices against the ongoing killings arrested and incarcerated. The God of Christians is a living God, He fo­ught against Pharaoh of Egypt and can al­ways remove whoever He so wishes.

“We encourage CAN and Christian leaders at all levels not to relent in their eff­ort to serve as the salt and light of the world at all times despite the antics of enemies of the Cross.”




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