Ondo, 18 November, 2022 / 8:40 pm (ACI Africa).
Bishop Jude Ayodeji Arogundade of Nigeria’s Ondo Diocese has pleaded with lawmakers in the United Kingdom (UK) to push their government and other nations to help address the persecution of Christians in the West African nation lest it is overrun by terrorists.
In his address to the Houses of Parliament Wednesday, November 16, Bishop Ayodeji said that Boko Haram, Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), and Fulani herders have an objective of establishing an Islamic rule in Nigeria and to “conquer the infidels, that is, the Christians and Non-Muslims and Muslims who are not as radicalized as they are.”
“I strongly appeal to this important body and all people of goodwill to compel the Nigerian Government to stop the genocide. Or, in the least, ask for help from other countries before Nigeria is overrun as is the case of Afghanistan,” the Nigerian Bishop said.
He told the lawmakers to ask the Muhamadu Buhari-led government to deploy all legal and political instruments to protect and enforce the freedom of the minority and stop the rampant killings.
In his speech titled, “The ongoing ethno/religious persecution in Nigeria - Scale the barriers of deafening silence”, Bishop Ayodeji warned that Nigeria “is on the edge, apprehensive of a major offensive that may sweep round the entire country.”