Killings: Christians should fast for 200 days - Reverend Ukpai advises

Killings: Christians should fast for 200 days - Reverend Ukpai advises

- Reverend Uma Ukpai has called on Christians to begin a 200 days praying and fasting against killings across Nigeria

- The preacher advised Christians to give up their dinner for God to intervene in the carnage going on in the country

- According to Ukpai, no good will come out of 2019 general elections

Nigeria's renowned evangelist and fiery preacher, Reverend Uma Ukpai, has advised Christians on action to take to end the killings in various states of the country, Leadership reports.

Ukpai said it is important that Christians sacrifice their food and pray against the continued carnage across Nigeria.

Speaking to members of the correspondent chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, the preacher called for a 200 days praying and fasting.

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He also urged all Nigerians above 25 and prone to corruption to resign from partisan politics.

Ukpai said: “The frequent killing of Christians by people alleged to be herdsmen is like telling us that cows are now more valuable than Christians.

"But I maintain that nobody is supposed to lose his life because of cows. It is painful that cows are now preferred. The solution is for all believers in the country to give up their dinner for 200 nights and pray for God to fight for them and it will work. Let us ask God to fight for us and He will,

"Though we are equal in fellowship but we are not equal in anointing. A man of excuse is a man of failure and as long as the government cannot take care of our challenges then there is no future for the country.”

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Speaking on the 2019 general election, Ukpa said nothing good will emerge from the next election.

He said: "The incoming leaders will still be corrupt because the entire system is corrupt. The solution to a credible leadership is however for everyone above the age of 25 to retire from active politics because they all have eaten the poisoned apple and not fit to rule."

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that about 86 people were reportedly killed in twin attacks on worshippers in Mubi town of Adamawa state.

Some gravediggers in the area said the death toll from the attack rose to 86 after some of the victims died from injuries sustained from the incident.

The bombers were said to have detonated their bombs on worshippers observing the afternoon prayers at a mosque in the town.

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