Concerned about the wave of insecurity in the country, followers of the Brotherhood of Cross and Star, a religious movement known as ‘Olumba Olumba’ converged on Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), for a national peace march scheduled for Saturday, 14 March.
Religious movement spokesman Edet Achibong told reporters during a briefing that the march is part of a weeklong program by the organization called “Abuja 2020”.
Achibong said: “an estimated five thousand participants from Africa, Europe, North America, the Caribbean, South America and Asia will be present.
He added that: “With the threat of insurgency, kidnappings, armed robbery, inter-tribal wars and a host of other security concerns, most Nigerians are longing for peace that will come from eradicating these social challenges.
“The Abuja Evangelical Peace March aims to seek the face of God to instill peace across the nation.
“And also to draw the attention of Nigerians to the fact that the peace giver is physically in Nigeria.
“Although God is present with us here, we have to identify him and present our problems before him to obtain the necessary solutions”.
The religious body also preached that peace and love is the only solution to the challenges facing Nigeria.
He said: “The way out is for us to practice the teachings about love brought by the Holy Spirit Personified, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu, and surrender all thrones and domains, because the owner of the world and the giver of peace have arrived”.
He also warned that, for Nigeria to move forward: “Religious and ethnic fanaticism, ethnic feelings and discrimination must be eliminated.
“We should have love for each other, regardless of religion, ethnicity, social status or gender.
“If we have love for each other, there will be no theft, kidnapping, fraud, murder, embezzlement or favoritism, in fact all addictions will disappear.”