Bishop David Oyedepo, senior pastor of Living Faith Church, has said that Fulani herdsmen have become a menace in Nigeria, and that he knows they are being sponsored.
In response to his statement, herders affiliated with Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore have said they will not recognize the governors’ antigrazing policy as ‘satanic.’ Read more here.
While preaching recently in his church, Oyedepo said the last five years from 2015 to now have been the worst in the history of Nigeria.
''Fulani herdsmen have become a menace. They are sponsored. I know it. There are things you think you know that God shows to prophets. The things they are calling findings now, I found it longest time. You don't need intelligence antenna as a Prophet to find it. I saw this government coming in with a bloodthirsty cloth and I cried. The worst time in the history of Nigeria is 2015 to now and it is getting worse day by day. The end has finally come. Apart from us in the Jesus family, many have never had a smile in the last five years on our street. We don't have records so we don't know how many have committed suicide.''
Insinuations that he has been talking because he is considering running for office were dismissed by the clergyman
''If they dash me presidency, I wouldn't take it. I knew that 1984, not now. I am not talking about Presidency. It is not an area I am called to. It is a very great office. It is not my calling.''