Pastor E. A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has responded to the security warning from the United States and the United Kingdom that terrorists were planning deadly attacks in Abuja.
Recall that the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and Bulgaria warned their nationals in Nigeria last week of an impending terrorist attack and advised them to leave the country.
According to them, suspected terrorists could target government buildings, places of worship, schools, markets, shopping malls, hotels, bars, restaurants, sporting events, transportation terminals, law enforcement facilities, and international organisations.
The report had caused palpable tension in the nation’s capital as some private firms were shutting down for fear of being attacked.
Reacting, Adeboye during a sermon, said some persons in the country are vulnerable and have nowhere to run to like the foreigners departing for their various countries.
The clergy, however, declared that God did not tell him of any impending attack in the country, urging Nigerians to be at peace with God.
He said, “It doesn’t matter what the reports may be saying. The big nations of the world may say, ‘we have seen something about to happen in Nigeria therefore we are running home.’
“There are some of us, we have nowhere to run to; but we know tomorrow is going to be alright. I am not saying those people who said something is going to happen are lying. I don’t know; even though my Daddy didn’t tell me that.
“He didn’t have to tell me everything anyway, so I don’t know. But all I know is that it doesn’t matter what happens; as long as I belong to Jesus Christ, My tomorrow will be alright. Colossians 1:27. Be at peace with God and if you are not at peace with God then you have cause to be afraid. Psalm 112:7, Psalm 23”.