Prove that Nigeria is not a terrorist nation – Bishop challenges FG

Bishop, Anglican Diocese of Ohaji/Egbema, the Rt. Rev. Chidi Collins Oparaojiaku, has challenged the federal government to prove to the world that Nigeria is not a terrorist nation  by addressing the insecurity that is ravaging the country.
Bishop Oparaojiaku threw the challenge in his homily at the 61st Birthday ceremony of the Bishop of Egbu Diocese, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Enyinnaya Okorafor, and thanksgiving for Baby Kachimsido Enyiomachi  Chimzurumoke Okorafor which took place at the Cathedral Church of All Saints Egbu, Owerri North LGA, Imo State last Sunday.
The prelate who remarked on the visa ban placed on Nigeria by the United State of America, stated that any nation that expects to enjoy good relationship with others must pursue good policies. He decried the spate of killings in the country with the security agencies doing little or nothing to salvage the situation. Bishop Oparaojiaku noted that with the visa ban, criminals from Nigeria can no longer escape to the US to enjoy their loot or commit other crimes.
He also took a swipe on the judicial arm of the government, stressing that it is no more the last hope of the common man, but the hope of the richest. The prelate maintained that all the agencies of the government have failed the people and for Nigeria to move forward some individuals must die. He, however, failed to mention the names of such individuals or groups.” Some people must die for Nigeria to move forward. I don’t know them. God knows them. Anyone who needs to die for Nigeria to move forward must die unless they repent,” Bishop Oparaojiaku stated.
Bishop Oparaojiaku admonished the congregation to put their trust in God, adding that there is no other person to trust in Nigeria.
He commended Bishop Okorafor for remembering to appreciate God for his numerous blessings upon him and his family. “Let me remind us that thanksgiving to God is a duty and an obligation. It is not an option or a right”, the prelate said. Turning to the text for the homily taking from the Gospel according to St Luke, chapter 17 verses 11 to 19, he opined that those who know how to say thank you usually receive more blessings. He warned those who claim to be self made to refrain from such boasts, adding that every good thing comes from God.
In his remarks, the celebrant, Bishop Okorafor said that he cannot thank God enough for his blessings upon him and his family
He appreciated God for the gift of life  noting that after 20 years of their marriage they were blessed with a baby boy last July, while the elder sister and first child of the family who was 12 years then, came eight years in their marriage. Bishop Okorafor regretted that followers of Christ were not thanking God enough and enjoined them to always appreciate Him for everything they possess come from Him.
He also expressed happiness over the supports he has received from brother Bishops, the clergy and other wellwishers.
High points at the events were the administration of the Eucharist celebrated by the Archbishop Owerri Ecclesiastical Province Anglican Communion, His Grace Most Rev. Caleb Maduoma and sweet melodies by Hon Deacon Chike Okafor who sang down heaven at the reception ground.