Martha Emmanuel, the wife of the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, on Friday decried the rising cases of rape, child trafficking and baby factories in the state.
She spoke at the monthly women prayer summit held in Uyo, the state capital.
Emmanuel said despite her modest efforts to stem the tide, some bad elements were hell-bent on perpetrating heinous crimes in the state.
She urged mothers to be watchful of their children as reports of rape, child pornography, trafficking and baby factories were on the increase in the state.
Emmanuel reiterated her commitment to halt the vices in the state and encouraged mothers to do their part by not abdicating their roles as caregivers.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the prayer summit was: “Taking over Territories.”
“I encourage women to rise and take dominion over the land as the devil is on the prowl looking for innocent blood.
“The spate of violence and bloodshed across the nation has become worrisome to all sane minds; hence, there is the need for women to cry out in prayers to God for His divine restoration,” the governor’s wife admonished.
Emmanuel led the women in offering special intercessory prayers for the peace of the country.
She said no matter the giants facing the nation, God is able to push them aside for peace and prosperity to dwell in the land.
Pastor Glory Udoemma of the Restoration Ministries, Calabar was the guest minister at the summit.
She said that dominating territorial boundaries was not a gender thing as women, irrespective of background, could influence territories for God.
Udoemma took her text from the book of Joshua 35 vs 4, and explained that God’s expectation for every believer is to take over territories for Him.
She said that Christians should possess new attitudes embedded with boldness, compassion for the weak and reverence for God.
Special prayers were offered for the peace and security of the nation and the state.