One of Nigeria's renowned clerics Bishop David Oyedepo has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign because of the incessant killings by militant herdsmen.
The founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, aka Winners' Chapel, made this call in a YouTube video posted by the church's official page.
Oyedepo spoke on the theme, "Enough is enough."
"When I was talking in 2015, people were saying my own was too much, now everybody can see what's happening," he said. "What has moved forward in anybody's life? You don't know it's war. Why are they attacking the Christian communities? Why has nobody been arrested? I can tell you this, the authorities and the powers that be are behind them."
"We must wake up and push this evil back. Not one of those so-called herdsmen - they are jihadists - has been brought to book till date. Herdsmen don't shoot; they have been here all along. They are just taking cover under the herdsmen to assault innocent citizens. They wake up in the night and slice innocent children to pieces. Yet, you have a government in place. What!
"The most honourable thing for any non-performing leader to do is to resign. The most honourable thing is to resign. That's my own for Mr President. Resign! Get out of office! Even our Islamic friends in the North are calling on him to resign. Because that's the noblest thing to do. Or are we going to look at one system destroy a whole nation?"
Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church, Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan and former Archbishop of the Catholic Church in Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, are two other top clergymen who had urged Buhari to throw in the towel due to the untamed killings.