Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has postponed the Light Up Sokoto Crusade, which was scheduled to take place in the North-West state from May 16 to 17, 2022.
The announcement was made by the 80-year-old cleric in a social media post on Monday.
Instead, the physical crusade was held virtually, with church members encouraged to join in prayer for Sokoto via social media platforms.
Last Thursday, some Muslim youths stoned and burned Deborah Yakubu, a 200-level Home Economics student at Sokoto’s Shehu Shagari College of Education, for alleged Prophet Muhammad blasphemy.
Police arrested two suspects, and protesters demanded their release on Saturday.
Even as the state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, imposed a curfew, the young demonstrators became violent, vandalizing, looting, and burning traders’ shops, churches, and residential apartments perceived to be owned by Christians.
Adeboye had been holding crusades in various Nigerian states.
He wrote, “Postponed but God turned it around. We Trust In Our God’s Big Picture Plan!
“When God turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
“We serve a God who specialises in using the impossible situation for His glory.
“If you are in doubt, look closely at the death and resurrection of Jesus! Devil thought he killed Him, but His death and resurrection resulted into life for many. He keeps turning it around for our good. It is in this might that we
The Christian Association of Nigeria had called for a nationwide protest slated for May 22 to demand justice for the slain Sokoto student, even as her murder continued to attract widespread anger.