The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned the General Overseer of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi, to cancel the planned crusade in Abia State due to the heightening security challenges in the South-East.
The caution was contained in a statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, warning Kumuyi to be aware of the insecurity in the South-East ahead of a crusade scheduled in Aba, Abia State.
The statement read, “The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to advise Pastor Kumuyi of Deeper life Ministry to take note of the security situation in the South East as he comes to Aba for his gospel crusade.
“Let him and the organisers of the crusade make sure that nothing happens. The security of this region is not good because of political and criminal activities, therefore we advise him to stop this crusade for security reasons.
“IPOB will not allow anyone to die because of this crusade scheduled to hold in Aba. The operation of criminals operating as unknown gunmen infiltrating the events is high and they will blame it on IPOB.
“We ask him to pray for an end to the insecurity in Biafra land if he can. We charge Christians and men of God in Biafra land to engage God in fervent prayers to expose all those behind the insecurity in our land.”
IPOB further urged the pastor to pray against bad leaders, adding that they had expected him to speak against the murder of Deborah Samuel, who was recently lynched in Sokoto over alleged blasphemy.
The statement added, “Let him use the opportunity to pray against the powers holding the people captive in Nigeria in his church in Lagos.
“We equally want them to be united against injustice. We had expected them to demand justice for the innocent Deborah Yakubu burnt alive by Muslim fanatics in Sokoto State.
“Her killers are walking freely today and 34 lawyers shamelessly volunteered to defend her killers but Christians are just watching them.”