By Jude Atupulazi
Churches, especially the Catholic Church, have been advised to launch a security fund to raise money to beef up security in churches and schools.
An Industrialist, Chief Francis Nwabachili, who gave this advice in his office in Nimo, Njikoka LGA, said doing such had become necessary in view of the increasing danger Christians faced in the country, especially with the recent killing of the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Adamawa Chapter, by suspected herdsmen.
‘The killing of the CAN chairman in Adamawa is a wake-up call to Christians to plan towards securing their churches and schools to avert what I believe is the impending doom against Christendom in Nigeria.
‘It is a wrong signal because if such an important figure could be killed, how much more the ordinary people? The Christians have to sit up by beefing up security in their churches and schools, even if it means launching a security fund,’ Nwabachili said.
On the controversy generated by the prophecy by Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka on Imo State, Nwabachili urged people to disregard it as it was no prophecy. According to him, what most people did these days in the name of prophecy was fortune telling.
‘What could have happened in the Mbaka case was a planned deal. If not, let him tell us now who will become Anambra’s next governor and where he comes from. He should not wait till rigging plans have been perfected to do so,’ Nwabachili said.
He said Catholic catechism taught him that no one could see, hear or touch God and therefore wondered where Fr Mbaka got his revelation from, reiterating that it could have been a planned deal.
‘I don’t believe in prophecy as anything after the coming of Christ is fortune telling,’ he insisted, urging Christians to be weary of such prophecies.