ABUJA — Founder of the Resurrection Praise Ministry Worldwide, Archbishop Samson Benjamin, has called on Nigerians and religious leaders in particular to exercise patience and not overheat the polity over the spate of killings in some parts of the country.
He made the call, yesterday, after a meeting with the Inspector General of Police, IG, Mr Ibrahim Idris, in Abuja. Also present at the meeting were the DIGs.
He said contrary to beliefs in some quarters that government and the security agencies were not doing anything to curtail the killings or bring those involved to book, the police were up and doing.
He revealed that the police had made a number of arrests over the Southern Kaduna killings, and that the IG was only bidding his time to make it known to Nigerians, even as he commended the police boss for being proactive. According to the cleric, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State was also instrumental to the arrest of the suspects whom he revealed were about 50 and arms recovered from them.
“The IG is a pro-active policeman and has only been bidding his time to let Nigerians know about the arrest of the suspect, as investigation, with a view to prosecuting them is still on-going” the cleric who is referred to as African Major Prophet stated. Calling on the security agencies to inform Nigerians more of what is being done to curb the killings and other forms of crimes in the country, Archbishop Benjamin also called on religious leaders to preach more of peace, and not incite their followers, adding, that Nigeria needs peace.