Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State has urged Christians in the state and those affected by the recent attack on Deeper Life Bible Church to resist the temptation of retaliating.
Wada, who visited the General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi, who was in the state to condole with members of his congregation, stressed that retaliation would mean that “the designs of the enemies of the state and country had succeeded.”
Represented by his Deputy, Mr. Yomi Awoniyi, the Governor said a lot of findings had been made on who the perpetrators of the acts were, adding that the ugly situation had no sectarian or religious undertone.
He promised that all those involved would be brought to book, no matter how highly placed.
Wada assured that all religions in the state will enjoy their rights to freedom of worship as entrenched in the Nigeria Constitution without fear or molestation.
The governor noted that the recent occurrence was the manifestations of the sinful inclination of some criminals, seeking to reap where they did not sow and were driven by their greed, avarice and lust. He promised that no stone will be left unturned until the perpetrators were brought to book.
Pastor Kumuyi, on his part expressed appreciation for steps taken by the state government, saying the attack was premeditated.
He called on government and security agencies to be alert to their duties.