Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, on Sunday called on the federal government to overhaul and improve the security architecture in the country.
Adeboye gave the call while lamenting the security situation in Nigeria.
The clergyman had led members of the RCCG on a protest march shortly after service at the church’s headquarters in Ebute Meta, Lagos State.
However, the RCCG General Overseer had explained that the prayer walk was a protest against the persistent killings of Nigerians by Boko Haram insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, armed robbers, militants and ritualists across Nigeria.
In a post on his Facebook page, Adeboye urged both the federal and state governments to rise up to their responsibility of ensuring the safety of Nigerians.
He said: “Today, Sunday, 2nd of February, 2020, members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God led by me embarked on a prayer walk that will usher in a new dawn in our dear country, Nigeria.
“The prayer walk was aimed at offering prayers and supplications unto God to save Nigeria from being consumed by insurgents, terrorists, bandits, kidnappers, armed robbers, militants and ritualists in all our states.
“Furthermore, we declared that Jesus who is the Prince of Peace is our Lord and King. We carried and displayed several placards saying ‘No’ to further killings and demanding that the Federal and State governments should rise up to their civic responsibility of securing the lives and properties of her citizens.
“In addition to this, we suggest that the security infrastructure in our nation be overhauled and improved drastically.
“It is our prayer and burning desire that peace will reign in our land. It is our heart-cry that our current security challenges will be a thing of the past.”