The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province and Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, His Grace, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma has again lamented the security situation in the country under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The renowned clergy who spoke on Tuesday during his pre-Synod press conference asked the Nigerian leader to resign his position if he cannot find a definite solution to the disturbing killings of citizens witnessed daily across states.
Chukwuma said that his ministry is very much concerned about the state of the nation. He, however, admonished citizens to prepare for a revolution if the government is not ready to do the needful.
“This is because of the security situation in Nigeria; kidnappings and killings have become the order of the day. Nigerians, for the past 23 years, have endured enough insult, abject poverty and suffering. They have so much been taken for granted.
“The Government of Buhari has not done enough to protect the people. I say this because the number of people killed under the Buhari Government is more than in any other country,” the Archbishop said.
The cleric said it was unfortunate that Nigeria has become a safe haven for criminals, insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, and killers who go about carrying out rampage missions daily.
Archbishop Chukwuma said: “The church is not happy, the church is angry, the church is crying for a revolution, for a new Nigeria. These old cargoes should give the youths a chance, they have expired.
“I have said it that Buhari should resign if he can’t find a way to resolve these killings, the leadership of this country should resign.”
The cleric also accused security agencies of a double standard in finding solutions to the security challenges. He recalled the event at the Kaduna Airport as well as the recent Abuja-Kaduna train attack where scores of people were killed.
Archbishop Chukwuma added: “But my question is how can we have battalions of soldiers but they cannot stop this terrorism, there is deceit in the military? What stops them from going into the forests, all they are doing is seminar?
“Nigerian Christians have tolerated for so long, enough is enough. All Christians should rise. The Owo incident is an eye-opener, it is not enough for the Government to sympathize.
“If they could fish out Nnamdi Kanu, why is it difficult to get these people killing our people in all the cities? The security agencies are not sincere.”
The clergyman also lamented bitterly the growing rate of abduction and killing of Christians in different parts of the country, urging the Christian community to rise and defend itself.
He thereby admonished the youths to use the only tool available to them, their Permanent Voter Cards to get rid of bad leaders in the coming election.