Commercial activities of both commuters and pedestrian at the metropolis of the nation’s capital were recently put on a halt as members of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, under the umbrella of the Association of Brotherhood Academic Scholars (ABAS), marched round the city in a solemn procession.
The spiritual exercise which was a pivot agenda in the just concluded edition of the peace March saw members in good numbers as they processed from the Eagle Square to the International Women Development Centre in the Federal capital territory, Abuja.
Speaking while the exercise was ongoing, the International Organizing Chairman of the Planning Committee, Christ Ambassador Chukwudi Madueke, told newsmen that the exercise was aimed at restoring peace in the Country. He disclosed that the spiritual significance of the procession was to awaken the consciousness of man that peace is what we need in our dear country.
Also lending his voice, the Head of the BCS Directorate of Evangelism, and Coordinator of the event, Archbishop David Irefin, said the March was meant to spiritually envelop the country in peace. He maintained that the only way to curb insecurity in the country is for citizens to embrace peace in whatever they do.
Some of the onlookers, astonished on viewing BCS members in their white apparel processing in an orderly manner with a chant of spiritual songs, told pressmen that it was a beautiful thing to behold members of the Fold in such manner.
A commuter who identified himself as Mr. Kalu Nwabueze called on religious bodies across Nigeria and the world to take example from the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. He said: ‘this is both beautiful and thoughtful. Nigeria, by virtue of the inclination of her citizens for religion shouldn’t be having issues of conflicts if churches and mosques are committed to their faith in practice like we have seen so far in BCS members.’ ‘Their angelic march,’ he continued ‘around the nation’s capital for the sake of peace is quite phenomenal and shouldn’t be downplayed’.
Mr. Abdulahi Garuba who also spoke with newsmen equally called on religious groups to continue in advocating for peace. He also appealed to the government and people of the country to shun all sorts of violence and embrace peace in all their dealings.
The exercise had members drawn from various Nations and States who had earlier stormed the city in the 2020 edition of the ABAS Peace March, with the theme: “Peace be Still”.
Thank You Good Father!!!