-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael EKOKORUWE:
To condole the bereaved families of the nine Oleh indigenes killed at Oleh farmland, the Oleh Christian Association in collaboration with Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (P.F.N) and Christian Association of Nigeria (C.A.N), Isoko South chapter, on Sunday came together for inter-denominational prayer of peace and restoration in Oleh kingdom, Isoko nation and Nigeria.
The intercessory program tagged “Black Sunday” which held at Oleh Yanga market area, Isoko South local government area of Delta State was coordinated by Isoko Church Leaders Council (I.C.L.C) for peaceful co-existence of the people.
Speaking during the prayer session, Bishop Benson Eghaire noted that, the prayer of peace is also to the bereaved families of the recent casualties of youth, police and Army lost during the #ENDSARS protests in Nigeria.
Bishop Eghaire reiterated that, the purpose of the prayer session is to preach peace to the people, stressing that “Let there be peace in Oleh, Isoko nation and Nigeria”, just as the people wore black to signify mourning and commiseration to the bereaved families.
In a short exultation, titled “We are in the End Time”, taken from 2Timothy 3: 1 – 3, Bishop John Usiwoma Aruakpor of Anglican Communion and Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria (C.A.N) Isoko South chapter, admonished the people to be prepared and live righteously because of terrible happenings at the end time. He stated that people will live without affection, desperation to do evil and killing everywhere.
Aruakpor added that, there shall be pestilence, diseases, mourning and crying because of greed and evil perpetrators, noting that the church should watch and pray to avoid temptation, emphasizing that God has not changed. He prayed God to change evil doers and fight for Oleh kingdom, Isoko Nation and Nigeria.
The highlight of the event was a prayer session by various church leaders towards redeeming the land and people from evil and restoration of peace.
The clergymen prayed for the consolation of bereaved families and declared that death and sorrow will never be seen in the land anymore.
They also prayed for spiritual cleansing through anointing the land and declaring that evil perpetrators in Isoko and Nigeria be exposed and ridiculed. They asked God to do what no man can do, to expose the perpetrators and their sponsors, as lies and injustice on the people is everywhere.
The President General of Oleh kingdom, Chief Believe Alakri, while commending the Odiologbo of Oleh kingdom, HRM Anthony William Ovrawah, Omogha 1, for been present, thanked Oleh indigenes, people from Irri and other neighboring communities for en-mass attendance. He also commended the clergymen from various churches, maintaining that the interdenominational prayer for peace in Oleh, Isoko Nation and Nigeria was at the right time.
He urged the people to be peaceful and vigilant, noting that government is on top of the situation to unravel the perpetrators of the heinous crime. Alakri prayed God for justice as Oleh people are peace loving and urged the youths to remain calm.
Dignitaries present at the Yanga junction, venue of the Prayer session include the Odiologbo of Oleh, Oleh community leaders, members of Isoko Church leaders Council, women and youth among others.