By Ajibola Abayomi.
January 4, 2018.
Barely one week that the founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Oke-Afa, Lagos, Primate Ayodele Elijah Babatunde told TheLead Online while releasing his 2018 prophesy where he stated that some governors would be stoned by their people in the year, Benue residents on Thursday reportedly booed and stoned the state governor, Samuel Ortom.
The minister of God who predicted several occurrences in the nations had called for prayers avert plane crash, killing in Kaduna South and had even counseled President Muhammadu Buhari to focus on his heath instead of second term.
He also predicted that the Benue governor would not be reelected except he prayed fervently.
Speaking on the development , the cleric said “I cant take pride over anything. All I did was to reveal what God had told me beforehand. This incident is a sad one. Leaders should be respected.
“I want Nigerians to pray against terrorism. Killings in Benue state is ungodly and barbaric. May God console the bereaved. The Federal Government must rise to the occasion.
“But tells those who think every man of God is a prophet of doom to repent. This year, 13 governors will be exposed for corruption by international agencies. Let those in power to repent.
“I want to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to go beyond consoling the Benue people and put an end to this killings once and for all. Let him mobilise the security forces and sincerely do the needful” Primate Ayodele advised.
The Governor was stoned when he went to placate the youths protesting the killings by Fulani herdsmen. The protesters called on the government to bring the perpetrator to justice.
Protesting residents booed and stoned Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, as government drafted troops to quell the massive protest and to prevent mayhem.
The governor had gone to placate the restive youths at Wurukum where the protest was taking place in Makurdi on Wednesday, January 3.
Reports say that soldiers from 72 battalion north bank were currently engaging the protesting youths and some two protesters have been wounded.
Residents early on Wednesday trooped out in their thousands to protest against the January 2, herdsmen’s attack on farmers in which 20 people were killed.
Benue residents are protesting over Fulani herdsmen killings. The protesters are calling on the presidency to bring the culprits to book. The protesters carried placards with inscriptions such as “Presidential Intervention needed”, “Why value cows to Humans”, and “Stop this incessant blood bath”.
Some of them chanted, “We will not vote for the present administration again both the state and federal level if this crises don’t stop.” The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the protests involved mostly youths who barricaded major roads leading in and out of Makurdi, the state capital.
The youths have vowed not to leave the streets until the presidency spoke on the killings. They were also asking government to intervene in the series of other attacks on some rural communities by armed herdsmen.
Terhemen Anum, told NAN that residents of Guma and Logo local government areas have yet to determined number of peasant farmers, women, children and the aged inclusive that were killed.
Also, Ruth Agba said the killing of Benue farmers, and destruction to their homes and farms was not different from Boko Haram activities in the northeast.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue told journalists on Tuesday that 20 people were killed in the mayhem. Ortom called on the federal government to wade into the matter so as to avert further destruction of lives and property.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the arrest of culprits behind the killings of villagers in Benue state. The president disclosed this on his official twitter page on Wednesday, January 3.
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