The General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, on Tuesday in Lokoja urged the federal and Kogi State governments to equip security agencies to prevent recurrence of killings of innocent Nigerians.
Kumuyi, during a visit to the Kogi State Governor Idris Wada said there was the need to improve on the security of people, adding that a situation where people were in constant fear of attacks was worrisome.
He said though the attacks last Monday on worshippers at the Deeper Life Bible Church, Otite, Okene was very painful and sad, the church had to forge ahead.
Twenty people were killed and many others were injured in the attacks.
Also, two soldiers and two of the attackers died when gunmen tried to attack muslims at the Central Mosque in Okene, Kogi State at about 4pm, during a Tafsir, (Muslim prayer).
Kumuyi later visited injured members of the church currently receiving medical attention at the Federal Medical Centre Lokoja and Okene General Hospital.
He also visited family members of dead victims of the attack.
Wada, who was represented by his deputy, Mr. Yomi Awoniyi, said the attacks on the church and mosque were not religiously motivated.
Wada said the killings were manifestations of the wicked inclinations of some people with questionable characters driven by greed, avarice and lust.
Wada appealed to all to avoid retaliation, adding that though evil would always lurk around, good would always prevail.
He assured that government was doing its utmost to ensure improvement in the security of the affected areas and other parts of the state.
“The agents of destruction are few and the state will continue to minimize them till they surrender. They constitute distractions, but we must always bear in mind the aphorism that those who are going somewhere are always distracted by those that are going nowhere,” Wada said.
Meanwhile, the National President of Ebira Peoples Association, Dr. Adeiza Abdulrahaman, has called on the Federal Government to set up a special investigative panel to unravel the immediate and remote causes of violence in Ebiraland.
He spoke on Tuesday while addressing journalists on the recent killings in Ebiraland.
He blamed politicians for the security challenges in the area and appealed to the investigating agents to do a thorough job.