Presiding Bishop, Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo, has warned against the shooting of youths protesting against police brutality , extrajudicial killings, and extortion in the country.
He explained that the youths have good justifications to protest , adding that killing them during the protest “ is a sacrilege ”.
He described the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd. ), as the most “gruesome” in the history of the country.
Oyedepo spoke during the second service of the church , monitored by our correspondent , on Sunday.
“Every man has a right, legitimately so, to express his displeasure and pains. Everybody has it.
“I kept quiet for a while because in 2015 I warned this nation, vehemently, consistently… because I saw the dangers ahead and you can tell.
“The most gruesome season in the life of this nation is in the last five years , where lives have no value , wanton killings here and there.
“Now , they have faced the youths; and because they don’ t know who is next, they have a right to say enough is enough.
“Any system that has no value for human lives is irrelevant , if they are killed when they were youths, will they be here today?
“Now , it would be a sacrilege to shoot the protesters who are not looting , who are not ravaging.
“When you push a goat to the wall then you will know that goats have teeth to bite.
“It is a sacrilege to kill youths during a protest , this protest is legitimate.”