The Serving Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly , Pastor Tunde Bakare, says it is regrettable that Nigeria has degenerated from how it was handed over at independence .
Bakare said it was sad that with last Tuesday shooting of # EndSARS peaceful protesters at Lekki tollgate in Lagos, the military had introduced a blood stain to Nigeria’ s green – white – green national flag .
In a state – of – the – nation address delivered during the Sunday service in his church in Lagos, Bakare called on the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd .), to “ ensure that those who ordered armed soldiers to fire on innocent citizens are fished out and made to face the full weight of the law. ”
In the address titled , ‘ The building blocks of nationhood : A blueprint for the new Nigeria, ’ Bakare said the soldiers should be made to face trial “ under international legal standards . ”
He said , “ The Nigerian landscape is filled to the brim with the blood of its citizens . By its brutal repression of unarmed protesters , the Nigerian state has blood on its hands.
“ That agents of the Nigerian state would resort to using live ammunition to silence fellow citizens , fellow human beings, is heart- rending . Their blood will yet speak , as truly as there is a God .”