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Brotherhood condoles with victims of Calabar Bikers’ Carnival trajedy

…Prays for quick recovery for the injured

By Kelvin Obambon

The Leader of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu, has sent condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and those who sustained varying degrees of injury at the Calabar Bikers’ Carnival accident that occurred on Tuesday.

In a statement signed by the Spokesman of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, Christ Shepherd Amah Williams, and made available to newsmen in Calabar on Wednesday, Leader Obu while describing the incident as tragic, assured Nigerians of God’s protection, even as he maintained that the current travails in the country would soon be a thing of the past.

He sued for peaceful coexistence among Nigerians, and also pledged that the BCS would continue to support efforts to stabilise those affected and their families.

The statement reads: “The Leader of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu, the King of kings and the Lord of lords received with deep concern and sympathy, the news of the tragic incident of yesterday that resulted in the loss of lives and several others injured during the Calabar Bikers’ Carnival.

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“It is a deep tragedy beyond comprehension for those involved. His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu therefore extends His Perfect Peace that calms every situation to the friends and families of the victim and heartfelt condolence to the Government and good people of Cross River State. He has assured Nigeria and the People of Cross River State of God’s divine protection and provision as the challenges being faced today in the country shall all pass away. He urged Nigerians to continue to live in peace and love especially as the entire Christendom celebrate the birth of Christ on whose shoulders mankind rode to salvation.

“For more than six decades, this City has hosted Brotherhood of the Cross and Star and all our activities. Therefore, together with the Government of Cross River State, the Calabar Community and the good people of Cross River State, the thoughts and prayers of all members of BCS are with the victims and the injured.

“His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu would continue to support efforts to stabilise those affected and their families.

“May the peace and blessings of the Holy Father, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu, abide continually with all now and forevermore. Amen!”