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Bishop Oyedepo Says Boko Haram Is Beyond Politics

The General Overseer, Living Faith Church Worldwide, a.k.a. Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedopo, has decried the incessant attack by the violent Islamic sect.

According to the cleric, the onslaught of Boko Haram in Nigeria was beyond politics and the incessant attacks had taken a toll on Nigeria.

PUNCH reports that Oyedepo made this remark during his visit to the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, at the Government House in Owerri.

His visit is coming on the heels of the discovery of two explosives at a branch of the Living Faith church in Owerri on Saturday by the Imo state police.

Oyedepo expressed gratitude to the governor for the quick intervention made to avert the IEDs from exploding and causing major disaster.

The cleric therefore called for government at all levels to join in the fight against terrorism to ensure a peaceful and united Nigeria, adding that prompt action by government at every level was needed to check the menace of terrorism plaguing the nation.

He however, prayed for God to give Nigerian leaders the wisdom to tackle the insecurity challenges in the nation and also intervene in the fight against terrorism.

In his response, Gov. Okorocha thanked Oyedepo for his visit and assured that government would not relent in its efforts to ensure the security of lives and property of residents in the state.

Two deadly improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were discovered by the Imo state police yesterday at the Living Faith churchbut they were detonated by the anti-bomb squad deployed to the church thereby averting an explosion that would have killed many.

Recall that in May, Oyedepo had said that for Nigeria to wipe out Boko Haram, the country's leadership needed to have character, courage and capacity, not just to identify the main causes of the problems but also to be able to deal with them.

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