Primate of the Church of Nigeria, (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, yesterday stated that there was an evil force behind the Boko Haram sect.
Okoh said this in his sermon, titled “Alleluia! Christ is Risen”, at the Easter Sunday service of the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Life Camp, Gwarimpa, Abuja.
He said the dreaded group is challenged to the good fortunes of Nigeria., assuring that it shall soon become history.
The cleric compared the killings in the north to the battle of the Roman Empire with the new order, which was Christ Jesus.
Okoh noted that since Jesus Christ overcame his trials, the country too would rise one day above its problems..
In his words: “The problem had been holding us down that we will not make progress, right from the independence, if you consider the trouble we have gone through, the number of people who died during the civil war.
“Now some groups have decided that, there will be no rest, killed and killed and killed, something is instigating them. There is power that we do not see that is trying to hijack the destiny of Nigeria.
“We may look at them as foreign intervention, we may look at them as people from within, there is evil force that is trying to hijack our destiny. And this was the same in the time of Jesus Christ, the old order was struggling with the new order, Jesus was producing the new order of life by bringing people to God, and this old order (the Jews and the Roman Empire)was pulling it down.