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Nigeria: Cleric Assures Nigeria Won't Break Up, Predicts More Bloodshed in 2013

In line with what has become an annual tradition among notable clerics in Nigeria to predict future events of national importance during a new year, a Warri-based cleric has while assuring that the country will not break up, cautioned the nation against widespread bloodshed in 2013.

Contrary to similar predictions by certain well-known Christian clerics to mark the New Year, the minister prophesied of exacerbation in insurgence across the country that could culminate in widespread bloodshed and even an attempt at unconstitutional change of government in the country.

He however advised Nigerians not to lose faith in their country in the light of the prevailing atmosphere of insecurity, inflation and economic misery but to turn to God who will intervene miraculously to avert the impending national tragedy.

In his New Year message, the founding minister of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, Effurun near Warri, Delta State , Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, warned Nigerian politicians and leaders not to delude themselves by carrying on in the business-as-usual manner.

He said that he saw through his spiritual crystal ball, the imminence of disaster of monumental proportions staring the nation in the face and called on well-meaning Nigerians and leaders, irrespective of religious persuasion, to go into fervent prayers to avert it.

"The possible escalation of insurgency that would surpass the bloodletting by Boko Haram Islamists insurgents would be precipitated by bitter rivalry and bickering among politicians and their associates", Fufeyin warned.

The cleric, was in the news last year following his reported spiritual intervention after Nigerian international soccer star, Christian Ogbodo was kidnapped when he attended a wedding programme at his church in Jakpa Road area of Effurun.

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