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#EndSARS: Twitter users slam Pastor Adeboye for not joining protest


Enoch Adeboye

Twitter users have hit out the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A. Adeboye for not joining the EndSARS protests.

There have been protests across the country to demand an end to brutality by the officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) whit demonstrations seen in Lagos, Delta, Benin, Ibadan and Abuja amongst others.

Adeboye, on Friday, tweeted a prayer against terrorism in the country.

“I decree in the Name that is above every other name, any terrorist and any sponsor of terrorists in Nigeria, will not see the new year,” his tweet read.

The tweet attracted mixed reactions from Nigerians who fell he has not been vocal about the #EndsSARS protest and some who feel that prayers can’t solve the problem of Nigeria.

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See some reactions below:

replying to the tweet,

@Freddieunicorn5 said, “Please focus and use your platform to talk about what’s recently happening. Please help amplify the issue of police brutality in your country!

One user replied thus: “If you want to say SARS, say it!! kò sóró söké. No dey disguise.” while another user backed up the tweet by saying, “Daddy u 4 just end this tweet with #EndSarsNow . E for really help us.

One user identified as @OmobulejoTobi said, “Hello sir… No dey decree anything… God won’t come down and help us, na we go help ourselves… We all should stop leaving our earthly matter In God’s hand biko…

Another with the user name @OlawaleHamzah, replying to Adeboye’s tweet said, “Only if prayer builds a nation, Nigeria would’ve been better than USA. Sir, you have their contacts, Call them. Let them know what they’re doing is wrong, tell them they will not see new year on the phone not here where they can’t see it.

@ayemojubar also tweeted, he said, “They will see the new year, let’s stop deceiving ourselves that these kind of prayers work. The people that are suppose to provide security and ensure the terrorist are sent to their makers are busy killing young Nigerians. Who will kill the Terrorists?