The Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria, on Saturday alleged of an assassination try towards its director, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka.
That is coming amidst controversies generated by Mbaka’s message final Sunday, which has attracted extensive criticisms, together with from the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria.
In an announcement signed by Signed Chief Aka Emmanuel, President, Nationwide Adoration Household, Chief Okolo Godwin, President, Adoration Fathers’ Associations World Large, Mrs Ann Aligwe,-President, Adoration Moms’ Affiliation World Large, Chukwu Agoziem, President, Adoration Youths’ Affiliation World Large and Barr Ike Maximus Ugwuoke- Media Chief, they stated Fr. Mbaka was shot in Emene, close to Enugu, the State capital.
The assertion made accessible to DAILY POST learn: “It’s with impolite shock and utter shock that we acquired the report of the tried assassination plot of the Religious Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria final made Thursday night by some unknown gunmen who fired gun photographs at him on his approach alongside Emene street Enugu.
“This incident has added to a number of different assassination plots focused at Fr Mbaka since after the primary plot that was carried out on him on his approach from the Bishop’s home the place he had gone to reply an impromptu name by his Bishop through the regime of Governor Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu State .
“This assassination plot towards Fr Mbaka is coming barely few days after the 2018 Harvest and Bazaar of the Ministry whereat Fr Mbaka had come beneath huge media assault for asking Peter Obi, the PDP Vice Presidential Candidate for the 2019 Common election who attended the Bazaar programme, to make public his help or donation for the Church Undertaking of the Ministry.
“Many Supporters of Peter Obi and even clergies have misconstrued this as embarrassing to Peter Obi and to the Catholic Church and this has consequently given rise to the assertion issued by the Catholic Bishops Convention of Nigeria (CBCN) that very same Thursday on the difficulty. The problem had lingered despite the apology, which Fr Mbaka in his attribute humility had tendered on the altar to Peter Obi and anybody who could have been in any approach kind and sort been offended on the Bazaar occasion.
“We’ve avoided making any official assertion on the continuing media assault towards Fr Mbaka over the Baazar incident as a result of he had held us from becoming a member of points with the Church Clergies and hierarchies on the topic, however we can’t proceed to maintain silent particularly now that the difficulty is taking the dimension of plot to exterminate his life.
“We recall that the final time Fr Mbaka raised alarm over risk to exterminate him was in early 2015 when he confronted the same persecution by some church hierarchy and the PDP Authorities following his 31st December Prophecy of the approaching defeat of former President Goodluck Jonathan led PDP Authorities by President Mohammadu Buhari on the 2015 Common Election.
“Immediately, with the 2019 normal election across the nook, it seems that historical past is repeating itself. The contemporaneousness of the latest assault of Fr Mbaka by gunmen with the Peter Obi and the CBCN saga leaves us to a protected conclusion that the assault on Fr Mbaka could have both been politically engineered or ecumenically endorsed, and thus we won’t hesitate to name on the safety companies on this nation to beam their searchlights and depart no stone unturned in attending to the basis of this difficulty.
“Fr Mbaka’s life means a lot to us and lots of poor and unvoiced Nigerians for whom he lives and so we can’t be silent on the face of any risk to his life actual or perceived. The graphic narration of the sinister assassination plot as recounted by Fr Mbaka himself over the last Friday’s all evening Adoration vigil shouldn’t be taken calmly and we cost the safety companies on this nation to come up to the scenario.
“We proceed to thank God for His steady miraculous safety of Fr Mbaka and for His Particular Supernatural Safety (SSS) of Fr Mbaka and the Adoration Ministry. We’re by this medium sending a robust warning to wherever the assassination plot towards Fr Mbaka is coming from, be it the politicians or their supporters or the Church that we will not fold our palms and hold watching. We will not solely expose the supply of this risk to the lifetime of Fr Mbaka on the fullness of our investigations however we will additionally match similar with equal drive in self defence.
“Whereas we now have the religion that God will combat our trigger, we imagine much more within the defence of our religion via our good works and actions.”