Remarks From Christian Leaders
Jos in the past has always been an abode of rest. Many people knew this and have said so. Some people even plan to bring their family to live here in Jos. Jos is a quiet place. The weather is very good and it is conducive to health. But, recently people got attacked and killed in the church at Lantang, Wase and Shendam. Women had their head cut off. In Kano, innocent people got looted and harassed. Some got killed. Why? Because they were Christians. Religious leaders were there present. What did they do ? I do not know whether they endorsed the action.
I did not have the opportunity to see the courage of my people in Christ and to witness what happened to them in Kano, Kaduna, and Plateau state as I would have loved to. I have however been in association with Stephen Center International (SCI) Abeokuta which is an arm of The Voice of The Christian Martyrs an offshoot of the Ministry of the Persecuted Church for the last 2 years.
When Jesus Christ sent his disciples out to preach the gospel , He knew that they would be as sheep among wolves. He also knew that wolves will employ tricks and subtleties to devour them. He therefore cautioned them to work circumspectly, particularly among the stiff-naked opponents of the Truth.
It becomes imperative therefore that Christians must employ wisdom in dealing with all untoward attacks; hence the Bible advises that we must be as wise as the old serpent.