The World President, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Pastor Ted Wilson, on Wednesday expressed the hope that the insurgency in the North-East would soon be over.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Wilson said this when he visited Plateau State Governor Jonah Jang at Du in Jos, as part of activities marking the centenary of the church in Nigeria.
The president was earlier in Jengre, Bassa Local Government Area, where he addressed church members and commissioned a Centenary Anniversary Monument.
He said that God was not happy with the bloodbath in the north and would soon end it.
“The insurgency in the north, especially Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Benue states will soon come to an end because God is not happy with the bloodbath being recorded in the north.
“We in Seventh-Day Adventist Church are not happy that the insurgency in the north is persisting and it is our utmost prayer that God would intervene and bring an end to it.
“Our God is a God that answers prayers and we believe that in no distant time God will bring an end to it”, he said.
Wilson said that peace had come to stay in Plateau, in spite of the unfortunate crises that rocked the state for over a decade.
He said Nigeria was a beautiful country in which God was doing great works in the lives of the people and other nations.
He said that the SDA had expanded greatly in Nigeria and was affecting lives as it was into the business of winning souls for Christ and raising moral standard in the society.
Wilson took time to pray for Jang and members of his cabinet, wishing them God’s guidance and protection as they piloted the affairs of the state.
Responding, Jang thanked the SDA president for visiting Plateau during his tour for the centenary of the church.
He described the SDA Church as a unique denomination that had been giving the society a direction on spiritual matters.
The governor urged the president and members of the church to continue with the struggle of winning more souls for Christ to save many from damnation.