Pastor E.A Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has suggested praying to put an end to banditry.
Adeboye believes that the power of prayer will assist in the fight against banditry and other forms of crime in the region.
Over the weekend, he paid a courtesy visit to Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi.
The cleric, who expressed his displeasure with the kidnapping of a traditional ruler in the State and the assassination of another king, lamented the citizens’ lack of respect for traditional rulers.
In his words;
“I want to assure you sir, that we are praying for the state.
“We are praying for this state because we are concerned that even the institution of Obaship is no longer considered sacred by these bandits. For a Yoruba boy like myself, that is heart-rendering.
“Because definitely we are fighting a war that we cannot win by human wisdom or human ability. Because the elders have a saying, that you can never be as wise as someone who has laid an ambush for you; because the one who laid the ambush must have studied your movement, knows your routes and routines. It’s only God that can rescue you. But there is a God who can ambush the ambusher.”
Recall that unknown gunmen had invaded the Ilemeso community in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti state and whisked away a traditional ruler, Oba David Oyewumi.