Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, says criminals terrorizing Anambra State are doing everything to enthrone idol worship over Christianity.
Prof Soludo stated this at the Second Session of the Sixth Synod of Anglican Diocese of Aguata, held at St James’ Church, Nanka, Orumba North Local Government Area.
According to the governor, “it is time for Christians in the state to unite to defend their faith in the face of evil, and quest to intimidate the people back into idolatry.
“The last institution those causing mayhem in the state want to exterminate is the Church, but they will not succeed.
“Anambra is a Christian state and will never succumb to idolatry.”
The Governor had earlier stated in a state-wide broadcast that part of the strategy of the criminals was to instill fear in people, through traditional religious practices, which involved swearing people into oaths, and human sacrifices.
Addressing the Church, Soludo however, stated that following his recent declaration of state of emergency on criminal elements operating in the state, “security forces are already taking the war squarely to the hideouts of those terrorizing the state, and many have been arrested.”