Bishop David Oyedepo, President of Living Faith Church Worldwide, warned against the shooting of young people protesting police brutality, extrajudicial murder and extortion.
He clarified that young people had legitimate motives for demonstrating and said that killing them “is a sacrilege” during the demonstration.
The president’s regime, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was described as the most ‘gruesome’ in the history of the nation.
Oyedepo spoke at the church’s second service on Sunday.
“Every man has a right, legitimately so, to express his displeasure and pains. Everybody has it.
“I kept quiet for a while because in 2015 I warned this nation, vehemently, consistently… because I saw the dangers ahead and you can tell.
“The most gruesome season in the life of this nation is in the last five years, where lives have no value, went on killings here and there.
“Now, they have faced the youths; and because they don’t know who is next, they have a right to say enough is enough.
“Any system that has no value for human lives is irrelevant, if they are killed when they were youths, will they be here today?
“Now, it would be a sacrilege to shoot the protesters who are not looting, who are not ravaging.
“When you push a goat to the wall then you will know that goats have teeth to bite.
“It is a sacrilege to kill youths during a protest, this protest is legitimate.”