The video made public in November, 2014, has been circulating recently on the Internet. It shows Bishop David Oyedepo making challenging statements.
In the footage, the founder of the Living Faith World Outreach Ministry during the service was furiously asking the congregation to kill the “Islamic demons”setting chaos in the North-East of the country.
The Nigerian Bulletin provides extract from the video concerning the insurgency issue and specifically the reports that Oyedepo’s church was targeted by the militants. The clergyman urged people to kill the fighters if they see any of them in the church.
“God has anointed me to lead a revolution against Islamic jihadists…
“If you catch anyone that looks like them – kill him! Kill him and pull out his neck. I will spill his blood on the ground. What nonsense!”
The cleric continued:
“What Islamic demons. If Nigeria waits for the church to rise, Nigeria will disappear as a nation. You mean government cannot protect people? What a mess… Even the president said they (Boko Haram) have infiltrated his government. To do what? Must the North continue to rule? What devils!”
In another statement Oyedepo condemned Boko Haram sponsors saying:
“All the Northern forces that are sponsoring these uprisings and killings – I decree the curse of God upon them. Lord, if it is Your will to break up Nigeria – break it now!”
See the full video below:
The attacks targeting worshipers have unfortunately not been rare recently. It would be recalled that end of November multiple explosions occurred at the Kano Central Mosque. Over hundred people were killed on the fateful day.