By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The General Overseer of Sufficient Grace Truth Christian Church, Rehoboth Arena, Okinni, Osun State, Bishop Seun Adeoye has condemned security agents for arresting journalists and activists during Church services.
The cleric, who is also the Lead Bishop, Worldwide Anglican Church (WAC) in West Africa explained that Churches are dedicated places for serving God and for anyone to invade such holy places and make an arrest is perhaps the most condemnable act.
The spokesman of World Bishops Council, Africa Chapter in a statement released in Osogbo, Osun State on Sunday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Department of State Services (DSS) to order to stop invading churches for arrest.
“Invading such sacred places and carrying out such arrest is sacrilegious. It is satanic. It is disturbing because it is against the Bible precept for such arrest to be made inside the Temple.
“Once a man catch hold of the horns of the altar, he becomes a free man. Only the deep understands the deep.
“What has our country turned to? Are we really in a democratic setting or in an authoritarian regime?
“A Church is expected to be a holy and respectful place. Why can’t the so called security agents look for those they wanted elsewhere?
“It is worrisome at how we suddenly woke up and find this country becoming a police state.
“Is it not sad that in a country where security agents cannot fight bandits and terrorists are going after journalists and activists in Churches?
“Who are the infidels leading those security agents? May the fire of the Holy Ghost consume them. May they face the wrath of God,” he stated.