The General Evangelist of the Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide, Prophet Samuel Abiara, on Thursday called on the northern leaders to calm their angry youths who asked the Igbo to quit the Northern states.
Abiara said this during a 30-day interdenominational revival programme in Ikorodu, Lagos State.
The prophet said, “I want to call on all Nigerians to keep their minds at rest, especially our Igbo brothers and sisters who have been asked to leave the northern part of the country. God is our father and he owns Nigeria. He will help us as long as we obey Him. I admonish all the easterners not to panic at all. God is in control. They should not react negatively to this matter.
“I also want to appeal to the northern youths to allow peace to reign. I call on the northern elders to calm these angry youths. We must know that there is no peace in chaos. They must remember that Nigeria has yet to recover from the last civil war that claimed millions of lives and destroyed property.”
Abiara urged Nigerians to pray for political and religious leaders.He said plot to overthrow the Nigerian government through a coup would fail, urging the military to stay away from politics and governance.