n the face of unending security challenges in the country, the Anglican Bishop of Akure Diocese in Ondo State, Nigeria, Rt. Rev. Simeon Borokini has charged Christians to procure arms legitimately to defend themselves against invaders.
Rt. Rev. Borokini, who is the Archbishop of Ondo Ecclesiastical Province, gave the charge at the first session of the 14th synod of Akure Diocese, held at Saint Andrew’s Church, Akure, the state capital.
Borokini, while calling on the government to find a lasting solution to the problem of insecurity ravaging the country, berated the Federal Government for being insensitive to the security situation in the country.
According to the Bishop, the best thing for Christians to do is to get arms legitimately to defend themselves. He also decried the attack on the church by the suspected terrorists.
“Anybody willing to have something to protect himself should get a license. If it is a gun or anything that anyone wants to use to protect himself, I will support it since the government seems to be negligent as far as security is concerned,” Borokini said.
The Archbishop also called on the Federal Government to amend the constitution in order for the state governments to have their own police.
He said: “The number of policemen that we have cannot protect all the citizens that we have in the country. So, we should do something at the local level.
“We have been asking all our church leaders to comply with the installation of Closed-circuit television cameras in the church; they should get the gadgets before August 1, 2022, which is the deadline”.
The cleric appealed to every facet of the government to put in place sound government intervention and heightened attention to strengthen the manufacturing sector in order to expand and grow the economy, thereby, creating sustainable jobs for the teaming youth population.