The church, in a statement by its Public Relations Taskforce Committee Chairman, Collins Edomaruse, said it was deeply saddened by the unwarranted, unnecessary, callous, brutal and inhumane use of live bullets by the security forces on Nigerian youths in Lagos, who were on a peaceful protest.
He commiserated with the parents and guardians of the victims of the incident and prayed for other Nigerians negatively affected by the unfortunate and avoidable situation.
“It was indeed a Black Tuesday in the annals of Lagos and Nigeria. This is least expected in this century. While youths all over the world are contributing their quota to good governance, the security forces are shooting their own in cold blood, devoid of human feelings and empathy.
“Biblical principles of the Almighty God says that the wickedness of the wicked will consume the wicked. Those who shed innocent blood, their blood will undoubtedly be shed. Let it be known that whatever is done under cover of darkness with the belief that nobody sees it, will surely be brought to light and God the Ultimate Judge, will judge speedily.
“For it is written in Psalm 10.18 ‘You will hear the cries of the oppressed and the orphans; you will judge in their favour so that that mortal man may cause terror no more, the statement reads
He also advised the federal government that utmost care, caution and divine wisdom, should be employed in bringing a lasting solution to the problem at hand.