Nigeria Will Not See Another War, David Oyedepo Says
Presiding bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo, says Nigeria will not experience another war amid calls by separatist groups agitating for break-out.
Papa, as he is fondly called, said this in a satellite telecast of the church’s prayer session in Jos on Monday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the bishop led members of the church in a 30-minute breakfast prayer for peace and prosperity of the country.
Oyedepo said it was made known to him via divine revelation in 1979 while praying for the well-being of the country that Nigeria would never disintegrate.
“The good news is that Nigeria will rise again to glory,” he assured.
“Nigeria shall not see war; God will visit eternal silence on every religious bigot being used to cause war; there will be no bloodshed in the country
“Let Nigeria know peace; make this our independence gift; let every religious manipulator be stopped today.
“We shall not see war in this country again.
“God has given us peace today for the economic and industrial revolution of Nigeria as a great nation.
“No agent of the devil will cause problems (for this country).”
The Nigerian Civil War, commonly known as the Biafran War, (6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970), was a war fought between the government of Nigeria and the secessionist state of Biafra. Biafra represented nationalist aspirations of the Igbo people, whose leadership felt they could no longer coexist with the Northern-dominated federal government.
Over the two and half years of the war, there were about 100,000 overall military casualties, while between 500,000 and 2 million Biafran civilians died from starvation.