Eselu of Iselu Kingdom, of the North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi, has called on the Christian Association of Nigeria to facilitate the deployment of Closed-Circuit Televisions to all churches in the country.
The Ogun chief also advised Churches across the country to install the latest security gadgets to monitor security threats in their area.
Oba Eselu gave this advice following the recent assassination of worshipers in St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, Sunday.
The king in an open letter, a copy of which was handed to the media on Tuesday, was addressed to CAN president, Supo Ayokunle.
The king warned that if further measures were taken, such a scandal could deter many worshipers from attending church services.
The book reads in part, “This horrible attack is not only horrible but also blasphemous. In fact, we must all stand up more than ever to criticize and condemn the church attacks by unknown gunmen.
“It is important to note that this Owo disaster can instill a fear in the minds of God’s children and that this alone can cause them to stop going to places of worship to pray to God.
“For me, it should not allow the situation to deteriorate to the point where Christians stop meeting together to worship God.
“My advice to CAN is that, as soon as possible, they should continue to send more‘ shut down televisions ’(CCTV) churches to all the churches in the country so that they can always monitor the movement and exit of places of worship.
“The video from CCTV will help the church authorities warn the security if necessary.
“CAN must re-order every church in the country to buy and use protective equipment.
“Let us all direct our efforts to stop this madness in our beloved country, Nigeria.
“I believe that once these technologies and other security devices are deployed in all churches throughout the country, the children of God will gather boldly and regularly to worship Almighty God.”
Eselu, however, negotiated with the governor of the country, Rotimi Akeredolu; Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin, and the Christian community in Ondo State, are urging CAN to ‘place the safety of worshipers at the forefront of heat.’