General overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye has likened the security challenges in Nigeria to war.
Adeboye spoke on Sunday during his church’s monthly thanksgiving service, which also commemorates Nigeria’s 62nd independence anniversary.
The cleric, whose sermon was titled ‘Perfect peace in the land’, said peace is the absence of war and storm, adding that perfect peace refers to one which is permanent.
According to him, times have gone by when traditional rulers were accorded respect, adding that currently their palaces are invaded and they are kidnapped.
He said, “A whole nation can be in a storm. If a governor cannot go to his farm and feel safe, despite the security guards, He has to thank God that he returned safely, despite the bodyguard. When we talk about security, the governor should be secure. When a governor utters such a statement, then you know the situation we are in.
“As young as I am, I remember a time when the king was coming. Unless you are one of the very special people, you have to move out of the way. But things are different now. Kidnappers can go to the palace and kidnap the king. Don’t let anybody deceive you, we are in a war situation.”
Adeboye also urged the people to cease criticising their leaders, maintaining that residents should instead pray for them.
He lamented that people have opted for condemnation instead of seeking solutions through intercession.