by Isi Esene
Senate president, David Mark has warned those who resort to violence and destruction of lives and property in the name of God to stop it.
He also urged Nigerians not to be vengeful saying vengeance is of God.
David Mark said this at the funeral service for late Lady Hannah Ugboyibo Chukwudozie held at the St. Peters Anglican Church, Ubahu, Okija, Anambra State.
While making a reference to the increased spate of violence and terrorism attacks by insurgent elements, he said:
“We must learn from our past civil strife which left Nigeria backward economically and politically.
“We must learn from our past mistakes, everything that happens, God has a purpose for it. It could be a test of our faith. This trying times I am sure would soon be over.
“No matter our challenges, we must leave the fight for God and believe in ourselves as a nation.”
He reportedly went on to extol the virtues of late Lady Hannah Ugoyibo Chukwudozie whose death he described as “irreparable”.
In his homily, the Primate of the Anglican Church, Nigeria, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh urged Nigerians to tolerate each other, adding that peaceful co-existence is a panacea to frictions in the land.
The clergyman eulogized the late Ugoyibo for her commitment to the peace and progress of the society especially her immediate community.