Oyedepo’s curse on Fulani herdsmen stirs reaction

A cross-section of Nigerians has reacted to a statement by Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church, where he laid curses on suspected Fulani herdsmen responsible for the killing of a pastor in his church, Jeremiah Omolara.

It has been reported that Omolara, a resident pastor of the Living Faith Church in Romi New Extension, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis, was recently killed by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. 

But speaking during Day 2 of the church’s Week of Spiritual Emphasis on Thursday, Oyedepo released curses on the killers and their generations.

“Just last Sunday night for those of us who may have heard the news, one of our pastors was hacked down by Fulani herdsmen from Abuja to Kaduna.

“I want you to know, that it’s the last they will do (Amen) because I am going to lead you now to release curse of God upon these assailants and all their backers. Except I am not sent, their end has come. This evil system will crash. And I am speaking as a Prophet, not as a pastor, like somebody walking on the street. This evil system that has no value for life, this wicked system – Fulani demons: In the name of Jesus, their end has come.

“Curse be these Fulani herdsmen, curse be their generations, curse be their sponsors in the name of Jesus. In the name of Jesus Christ, we have cursed,” he added

Oyedepo’s statement where he rained curses on killer herdsmen has since stirred diverse reactions from Nigerians on social media.

While some criticised the Bishop for cursing killers rather than show mercy like God, others were in agreement with him.

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