Bolanle Raheem: There’s too much blood in Nigeria, Nathaniel Bassey mourns


Gospel singer and minister, Nathaniel Bassey, has lamented the killing of Omobolanle Raheem, who was shot dead by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Drambi Vandi.

In a statement issued by the singer through his official Instagram page, he bemoaned the unabated killings in the country especially by the men of the Nigerian Police Force who he said were meant to protect the citizen.

“To say i’m pained is an understatement. The whole of yesterday I felt such unexplained pain, that I had to sleep. How do we explain a police officer shooting at a citizen unprovoked? How? A family out to celebrate Christmas but ending their day in needless and avoidable agony. And to think that this has happened just two weeks after an officer from the same division shot a young man dead is becoming a mystery.

“Oh What grief they have caused these families. People, There’s too much blood on our land. Too much.

“I pray for the family and loved ones this young lady (who was also pregnant) has left behind May The Lord comfort them.

“While I have met a number of fine and responsible Policemen, it is important to state that quite a number of them are in need of urgent attention. Because What we see on the streets is alarming to say the least. We can’t be praying for protection against kidnappers and robbers and also praying same about policemen meant to protect us.

“Thanks to the Lagos state government for their swift response on this matter. But more needs to be done to check the operations of the police to forestall another wrath of the citizenry on the police like we witnessed a while ago.

“Plus, policemen/women should note, that shedding innocent blood hold spiritual consequences, not just for them, but for their generation.

“Having pastored for a little while, I have seen innocent people pay dearly for what their progenitors did way back. May the Lord deliver us from” He wrote.