COVID-19: Group forecasts divine victory over pandemic, insurgency
– Some vulnerable Nigerians have received palliatives from a religious group since the recent disease outbreak
– NIFROP said its project of distributing relief items were mapped out for 5,000 families
– According to NIFROP, its increasing number and intercessory prayers is sending the fleeing Abubakar Shekau to his end
A religious group has said that Nigeria will come out victorious in the fight against insurgency and the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging nations. The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) prophesized that an end to the Boko Haram insurgency and COVID-19 pandemic is in sight.
Making a declaration on Saturday, May 2, the seventh day of the group’s joint prayer and fasting session, NIFROP’s president, Bishop Sunday Garuba, said God has already given Nigeria a song of victory over the terrorists.
Garuba noting that the prayer and fasting sessions have gained over 500,000 views online said there is a testament of the firm followership across religious lines. “I welcome you all once again to the 7th day of our simultaneous joint Prayer and Fasting programme put together in prayers and supplication to God Almighty for divine intervention in halting the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria and across the world, as well as the end of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorism in Nigeria,” Garuba said.
He said with the group’s increasing number and intercessory prayers, the fleeing Shekau and whatever is left of his group would soon be a forgotten issue. He also urged Nigerians to continue to show support for President Muhammadu Buhari and the gallant troops of Operation Lafiya Dole led by the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.
“I also want to use this medium to inform all of us that God is indeed merciful to Nigeria through the gift of President Muhammadu Buhari, whose commitment to the overall wellbeing of every Nigerian takes centre stage,” he said. Adding that the group also known as the Unity Church and Unity Masjid has been supporting vulnerable families with food items and direct cash transfer since the COVID-19 pandemic, Garuba said NIFROP has succeeded in reaching out to those who have fallen on hard times within the period.