Baga Killings: PDP calls for national prayers

Olisa Metuh, Spokesman, PDP

The Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has deplored the senseless killing of innocent citizens in Baga and Maiduguri in Borno state and called on Nigerians to declare one month of prayers for the over flowing troubles from greedy Nigerian politicians.

The party also decried last Saturday’s unprovoked attack on President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign vehicles in Jos, Plateau state capital, describing it as a barbaric act that should be condemned by all lovers of democracy.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Sunday said the agenda of sponsors of the various violence in the country is to provoke revenge and counter attacks, but called for restrain from all quarters adding that “the nation cannot afford any kind of tension at this stage of its political development.”

The party said it remains committed to peace and as such directed all its members not to retaliate despite the provocations.

“The PDP is totally committed to the unity and peace of our dear nation.

This is paramount and must not be compromised. Those who seek to use violence to truncate the Electoral process and destabilize our nation will be utterly disappointed. Our country will continue to be and the 2015 general elections will come and go peacefully.

The PDP then called on the list of law enforcement agencies to rise up to the
challenge and bring to book all those behind the condemnable act so as to serve as deterrent to violent prone youths and their sponsors.

“Our prayer is that God should keep Nigeria from being ruined by the over flowing troubles of greedy and corrupt politicians; and our future being marred on account of personal or sectional interest. We urge every Nigerian therefore to include the peaceful conduct of the 2015 general elections in their prayers for 30 days, beginning from the 15th of January.


Olisa Metuh
National Publicity Secretary


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  • amazing2012

    The stories goes by that thousands of innocents people were killed but Jonathan is busy in his campaign. The only prayer is for your party to fail in February.

    • Otile

      How does praying for the failure of his party fetch you good virgins in aljinat?

      • Baba

        A commander in chief who failed in his responsibility has to go. This call for prayers is signed of weakness and cluelessness. God give you nut but he doesn’t crack it for you.

        • tope alabi R

          So to your janjaweed brain prayer is a sign of weakness abi?,no wonder you are stunted and static in life waiting for stipends from APC to survive while your mates are in U WIN and SURE P assisted programmes making advances in life

        • Abufata Gumi

          No my brother. you must understand that God is the ultimate. It is very wrong of you to say that those who seek God are weak. Please have regard for God

  • abdul auwal

    That’s exactly what we need at this time and for almighty allah to touch the heart of these cannibals called ‘book haram’ to refrain from their evil act.

  • taiwo

    The Janjaweedians will never intimidate us into handing power over to them.Evil may only tarry for a while but good always overcomes at the end of the day.Nigerians are watching them with eagle eyes and taking note of all their antics whether they are threatening us with parallel govt or trying to hack inec data base,or intensifying attacks on innocent Nigerians,on the 14th of february we will reply them with total rejection

  • oluwaseyi mayowa

    Prayers are extremely vital at this point in our discourse because the type of hatred and anger being exhibited especially by aggrieved politicians in this country are alarming.They shout and accuse the GEJ administration of corruption but the truth is that they are the ones actually corrupt and have lost their sources of filthy lucre through the sanitation and removal of the rot in the agricultural sector,the removal of rot in the civil service whereby thru the computerised system put in place by the Jonathan administration the menace of ghost workers was succesfully tackled.Do i talk of the successful unbundling of the power sector and the sudden realisation by the power cabal that the days of sabotage and mass looting in the sector are over.Now they are so desperate for power that they go to the extent of using a 10yr old girl as a suicide bomber..

    • taiwo

      they tie a bomb around the chest of a 10yr old,send her to the market,promise her that she is going to paradise then send her to untimely death taking along 20 innocent souls with them.All so that their souless and cursed e rats can scream to the rooftops that Jonathan is not capable of handling security.

  • tajudeen asemota

    Well spoken@Mr Metuh,we really need the prayers because whether our enemies both seen and unseen like it or not our country must move forward and i am convinced totally that GEJ is the GOD ordained president to finally liberate our nation from the claws of the evil cabal that has been squandering and looting our collective heritage

  • tunji braimoh

    The grand pa that said he has the magic wand should do well to wave it now because no body is ready to handover this country at this critical period of global economic meltdown to an analogue old man that should be enjoying his retirement in peace.Since the boko boys trust him enough to nominate him as their emissary for peace talks in saudi arabia then,he should reach out to them and get them to end this mindless shedding of innocent blood.Meanwhile both the muslims and xtians must intensify prayers against these evil men and their sponsors.The evil they perpetrate against their country as a result of their crazy quest for power must be visitd on them and members of their families

    • tope alabi R

      amen to that bro for in isaiah the word of GOD said that they will gather but must surely scatter.Already one of them is strongly rumoured to be suffering from parkinson disease

  • malik shaibu

    Nice one,every well meaning member of nigeria must pray for peace to return to our nation,these boko people are no muslims
    and their sponsors will die by the sword too.IBB has said it all every well meaning citizen of this nation that has the good of Nigeria in mind must vote for Jonathan to peacefully complete his second term while we in the north will present our own young educated and healthy candidate in 2019 for his two terms too.This impression that the northerners are educationally backward arent true anylonger as we have many sound northerners educated both in Nie=geria and abroad.All these stories of certificates being with armyboards are merely direct consequence of greedy and unscrupulus elements like Tinubu leading an oldman around and depriving him of much needed rest bc of their evil plans of doing a yar adua on him returning power to the south west through the back door

  • taiwo

    Buhari had shoes but no primary schoolcertificate. Jonathan had no shoes but had Primaryschool certificate. Buhari was a Nigerian Army General but bought no weapon for the military. Jonathan is a Bloody civilian but bought NNS-Thunder and other artillery. Buhari went to NDA but never allowed women to attend NDA. Jonathan did not attend NDA but allows women to attend NDA. Buhari grew up with Almajiries and was an Almajiri at a point but never built school for them. Jonathan never grew up with the Almajiries but built schools for them and is feeding them. Buhari grew up as a herdsman but never thought of creating grazing reserves any where for the poor Fulani farmers. Jonathan was never a herdsman but is creating grazing reserves for livestock farmers

    • Yusuf

      The death of innocent people gives u pleasure; 10 years ago they were as free as u are today and they could have made any of your mockery; its too early to laugh when u are still alive

    • tundemash



      • abdul auwal

        war college is too high, pls just show us his primary school.

        • Progress

          Is that the new provision of the electoral act? No more secondary school certificate or equivalent?

        • tundemash

          have u shown us the marriage certificate of your mother to proof u are the son of who u say your father is ?

    • Progress

      Are u done?
      #Change15FeBuhari. Dont be left behind.

  • abdul auwal

    I commend Mr. Metu for his idea of a national prayer. He is the kind of politician others should emulate at this critical time for our dear nation to move forward.

    • tundemash

      Did French President call for National Prayers when terrorists attacked his country last week? You are d@ft !

      A rejoinder to an article “A President Without Balls” by FFK; see Leadership Newspaper of Friday October 4, 2013 page 72.
      “70 more people killed in Borno and Adamawa states by Boko Haram today.
      Gosh. What a wonderful and effective Commander-in-Chief we have.
      Jonathanians clap for yourselves. No matter how much you use your EFCC and your SSS to harrass us I maintain that you still remain a ”President Without Balls” (olori oko ti o lepon). Instead of using the state’s resources to try and jail your perceived enemies even though they have done no wrong why don’t you be… a man and a real President and fight Boko Haram. As I wrote in my article titled ”A President Without Balls” (or ”The Gutless Eunuch and the Spirit Of The Jagaban”) you are not only incompetent and clueless but you are just ”weak, weak, weak”.
      May the blood of all those innocent Nigerians that were slaughtered by Boko Haram yesterday and the 7000 that have been slaughtered by them in the last 7 years haunt you and yours until the day you die. No matter what you do, as long as there is life in me, I will oppose your evil rule and your corrupt and wicked government.”
      I -FFK

  • tundemash

    Did French President call for prayers when terrorists attacked the citizens he presided over last week? He went after them immediately and got them killed before they do more damage .

  • tundemash

    Did French President call for prayers when terrorists attacked the citizens he presided over last week? He went after them immediately and got them killed before they do more damage .

    These looters have gone from blaming Northern leaders, Buhari, US govt. Press and now it is about 30 days prayer.Very soon they will blame God for their incompetence !!!

    And for any jobless Nigerian who wants to pray as Ole Metuh requested, just pray for God’s wrath on Boko Haram and their co-conspirators directly and indirectly !

  • Yusuf

    You have no morals to call for any kind of prayer; it may be understandable if a suicide bomber hide somewhere and detonate a bomb, but for a handful criminals to use our own on roads to travel several kilometers with numerous vans and kill thousands is unacceptable. We pray for God’s wrath and curse on any one responsible, from the criminals to their sympathizers, supporters, accomplices and anyone that play with his responsibility of protecting lives of our people

    • tunji braimoh

      daft re read your statement and see your that you made no sense

      • shamsudeen sadiq

        Amin to that your prayer and be advised that you have indirectly cursed your self too because anyone supporting bokohari is indirectly sharing in the shedding of innocent blood.

  • shamsudeen sadiq

    Let all these APC people beating the drums of war and delibrately overheating the polity be kept under security watch.They must be made to realise now that they are going nowhere in the event of crisis in this country but must stay to face the music