A Nigerian clergyman, Sunday Adelaja, based in Ukraine, has said that he could hear bombs and sounds of shells from his home.
Adelaja, based in Kyiv and presides over a large Christian congregation, called on Nigerians to pray for Ukraine.
He added that telephone lines had been cut off at the moment.
His post, as shared on his Facebook page, reads;
”Hello, Dear Friends,
“While we still have access to internet here in Ukraine, since no more telephone communication is possible within Ukraine, I will like to use this opportunity to send out this message to our friends and families all over the world.
“Yes, it is true. We are under attacks in Ukraine. We couldn’t believe it for a long time that Russian Federation would attack Ukraine, but alas it has happened. Personally I thought this is not possible but I’m right now in the midst of it. Americans were right…
“From my house here live I could hear bombs and loud sounds of shelling. We are in the midst of a total war with Russia.
“We stand in faith, we stand in God, we put our trust in his promises, while we hope for the best.
“We ask the world to pray for Ukraine
“Pray for peace
“Pray for Russia
“Pray for world leaders
“Especially for the president of Russia, Ukraine, USA
“Meanwhile, we are staying safe at home, praying and believing God for the best.
“Thank you so much everyone for your prayers and support
“God bless you richly
“For The Love Of God, Church And Nation
“Dr. Sunday Adelaja”