Speak up against killer herdsmen now: Bishop Wale Oke tells Buhari

Bishop Wale Oke and President Buhari
Bishop Wale Oke and President Buhari

The President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Bishop Wale Oke, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s silence over Nigeria’s security challenge “is too loud and very disturbing.”

Oke, who recently emerged as the president of the association, said Buhari’s quiet approach was giving Nigerians the impression that he was in support of criminal herdsmen and bandits terrorizing the people.

The Punch reported that the bishop said this on Wednesday in Ibadan while receiving the Lagos, Ogun and Osun states chapters of the PFN who came to congratulate him.

“The silence of President Muhammadu Buhari over the degenerating security situation in Nigeria is too loud and this is very disturbing.

“Seriously, President Buhari’s silence is deafening and it’s giving room for speculations and gossips that suggest the government has a hand in the sickening situation by indulging and pampering the bandits and the killer Fulani herdsmen, among others.

“He (Buhari) should rise above primordial sentiments and sectional attachment by doing the needful to make the nation safer for every Nigerian,” Oke said.


  1. You spoke well Bishop, and this is the position your office dictates, without fear and trembling. I responded to diffuse the sentiment expressed that you should only be concerned with the pulpit. Forgetting the insecurity is affecting Christians and church buildings. Killing and kidnapping with impunity in the land, and someone is happy that Nigerians are being terrorized by immigrants. Those not affected now forget they are in the same country, and they are not living in an island. The happiness of ALL Nigerians are the best way to go. For a president to stand looking, while those he pledged to protect are crying out for protection speaks volumes. The bishop is right to speak up. Yes any president will be concerned about the insecurity and silence means complacent.

  2. Bishop, please face your pulpit and do not delve into politics. I think your priority should bring PFN members together. Your predecessor was more focused on unity of the body of Christ.

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