According to Punch, the famous pastor said that his church is not seeking vengeance, but wants that the killers become pastors.
Adeboye was reportedly on his way to Lagos after an Abuja crusade, but stopped over to pay a condolence visit to the bereaved family. He said:
“Lord, we just want to say thank you. We pray that you will keep this family in your hand, and that you will be with them. We pray you will comfort and defend them. They too will finish well. We are praying that all the perpetrators of this crime will be found. We are not asking for justice, we are only praying that you will save their souls. It will be glorious if they can come and testify that ‘before we were murderers, but now, we are pastors.’
“As for these little children, give them wisdom; let them succeed and excel. As for the church, you will comfort us. As a result of what had happened, instead of decrease, increase your church. Stand by them and keep away evil from them.”
However, the House of Representatives wants justice and has called for a “thorough” investigation into the killing.
In a motion moved by Ondo State lawmaker, Mr. Babatunde Kolawole, under matters of urgent public importance, the House passed a resolution, asking the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to ensure that the killers are brought to book. The resolution also asked for shanties in the FCT to be destroyed.
“We urge the FCT administration to demolish all shanties across FCT in which miscreants are said to be hiding and from which they attack innocent citizens.”