The dissident group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Thursday advised the General Overseer (GO) of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi, to cancel the planned crusade in Abia State owing to insecurity in the southeast region of Nigeria, Newsbreak reports.
In a statement on Thursday, IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary who has the pseudonym, Emma Powerful, said it is not the right time for a religious gathering of such magnitude.
Powerful said: “Let him (Kumuyi) and the organisers of the crusade make sure that nothing happens. The security of this region is not good because of political and criminal activities, therefore we advise him to stop this crusade for security reasons.
“IPOB will not allow anyone to die because of this crusade scheduled to hold in Aba. The operation of criminals operating as unknown gunmen infiltrating the events is high and they will blame it on IPOB.
“We ask him to pray for an end to the insecurity in Biafra land if he can. We charge Christians and men of God in Biafra land to engage God in fervent prayers to expose all those behind the insecurity in our land.”