Nigerian minister visits Chattanooga; reflects on country's problems
Dr. Nick Ezeh, a minister from Nigeria, sat down with Channel 3 to talk about the recent kidnappings, bombings and killings in his country.
Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 11:06 am EDT
In light of the recent kidnappings, bombings and killings in Nigeria, Channel 3 sat down with a Nigerian minister in Chattanooga Thursday.
Dr. Nick Ezeh is a minister from Calabar, Nigeria and in Chattanooga until June 1. He's the Executive Director of Christ for the World Mission, President of the Bible College in Nigeria and author of 12 books.
He lives in the southern part of Nigeria, hours away from where twin car bombs killed more than one hundred people this week. And the terrorist group Boko Haram is taking credit. He said it's a group that just came on the map five years ago.
"They just came in all of a sudden. I think that was in 2008-2009 when we first started hearing about Boko Haram. It was not here before," he said. "They destroy without any reason. They will not be happy unless they kill. They will not be happy until they destroy the organization. They don't get anything from it. They are totally terrorists."
Boko Haram is the same group that kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April. The girls are still missing.
"Some of the parents they don't eat. They send their child off to school and all of a sudden, their child disappears. So we are asking the nations of the earth to help Nigeria to rescue these children, so they can go back to their parents and continue in their formal education."
Now the United States has troops and drones looking for the girls. Dr. Ezeh is thankful for any help.
"I've discovered that America is a nation that helps. A nation that embraces people. A nation that doesn't believe in bondage. We pray that God will give them the grace and understanding and also make sure that America is not intimidated. Let them stay."
"God is in control. All over the universe, there is a lot of problems going on all across the universe. Which means the devil is fighting the system as best he could that was set by God," Dr. Ezeh said. "We keep on praying, we keep on asking God for a way out and a solution and by the special grace of God, God is handing the situation."
Even with such positivity, one can't help but notice the deadly month of May in Nigeria.
To see Dr. Ezeh in the next two weeks, visit one of these churches:
- May 25 at 11 a.m.: Overcoming Faith Christian Center. 14 Carter Road, Athens, Tenn.
- June 1 at 10:30 a.m.: Monroe Church of God. 1204 East Church Street, Monroe, Ga.