Mon. May 25th, 2020


Sounds from Africa

Group of church women spotted lying on the road in Benue, praying against Coronavirus (photos)

An Igede man by name Onah Blessed Emmanuel, a Facebook user from Oju LGA of Benue state took it to his Facebook where he spotted a group of women lying down on the road in the Ukpute area of Igede in Benue state, praying against coronavirus.

Emmanuel while sharing the photos on his Facebook page, he immediately joined them in the prayer.


On my way to the village, last weekend, at the boundary between the Igede and the Tiv people – that was in Konshisha – I saw these the women of Methodist Church Nigeria, Ukpute, whose photos appear underneath, with their white uniform all laid on the red sand praying completely smeared.

Upon sighting them, I stopped quickly and wasted no second to join them in the prayer.

They called on God to put an end to coronavirus. They asked God to preserve Igede sons and daughters and bless them wherever they are.

They prayed for Governor Samuel Ortom and the people of Benue State. They begged God to stop the killings in Benue and in other parts of the country.

They expressed their happiness that I was the first among those who passed before me to stop, and they prayed for me. Mrs Jessy Obwo, the wife of the circuit minister, specifically requested the women to pray for me and appreciated me for identifying with them.

The world is on a trajectory to a devastating end, if nothing is done. A famous American elite, yesterday, charged the people of the United States to spend more time on their knees than they do on the internet.

The social media too have been awashed with pictures of doctors surrendering to God in prayers while treating Coronavirus patients.

Are these not clear statements that the solution to the global health crisis is in the place of prayer?

Let’s speak to God. Suffer your knees and save your life. Emmanuel wrote on Facebook

God Bless Nigeria

God Bless Igede