The President of the Isoko Development Union (IDU) has called on the South-South people of Nigeria to continue in prayers for southerners living in the north adding that the insurgency does not only affect the north eastern part but all Nigerians.
While speaking after a thanksgiving service to mark a successful year for Isoko people living in the north, at ‘The Kingdom church of God International Minna’, the President of Niger state chapter, Chief Godwin Enih, said there is no need for southerners to leave the North when they can pray.
He said “We are a people from Delta state and we have been in the north for so many years; there have not been any crisis like this. The people of Niger state are so friendly and it is a liberal state. The insurgency is an alien and we must all unite and defeat the problem.
“There is no need to fear or rush back to the south leaving our brothers in the north to perish because the terrorists are fighting against all of us, whether north, south, east or west. The crisis is not affecting only one tribe.”
Also, President of the women wing of IDU, Mrs. Mary Oghobe, however, expressed her fears saying, “The only solution is to turn to God to intervene and not to run away.
In his sermon, Bishop David Musa Shekwolo charged all tribes in the country to the act of thanksgiving.
Bishop Shekwolo, who spoke on ‘Ungratefulness is worse than cancer’ said anyone who is in a tribal meeting or association must emulate the attitude of the Isoko people on how to appreciate God.