J.B Danquah’s death: Wake up call to Christians

Ghanaians woke up Tuesday morning to the shocking news of the murder of a sitting member of parliament.
Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, popularly called J.B Danquah was the NPP Member of Parliament for the Abuakwa North constituency in the Eastern Region, and was stabbed to death by unknown assailants at his residence in Shiashie in Accra on Tuesday, 9 February 2016. He died at the age of 51
 J.B Danquah 2
Colleagues of JB Danquah are in shock over the “horrific” news of his death.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning Danquah was killed at his Shiashie residence in Accra.
residence of J.B Danquah
Acting chairman for NPP Freddie Blay was at the house on Tuesday morning after hearing the news.
Police have yet to comment on who is responsible for the deaths.
Speaking to reporters, Blay was visibly shaken stating the news was a “very big shock”.
Since yesterday, Akyem Old Tafo has been thrown into a state of mourning and shock following J.B Danquah-Adu’s death in Accra.
Women, children and men, many of them clad in red clothes, were seen weeping.
A number of people were seen in small groups discussing what had befallen Mr Danquah-Adu
The Ghana Police Service have arrested five persons in relation to the murder of the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah.
The five including a security guard were picked up for questioning and to assist the police in their investigations.
Accra regional Police Command PRO, Assistant Superintendent of police, Mrs Afia Tenge who disclosed this to the media, however, declined to reveal the identities of those arrested.
 police AfiaTenge speaking about those arrested
The brutal killing of the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu,  In the early hours of Tuesday has heightened the general sense of insecurity in the country following the rising spate of such killings in recent times.
Views expressed by Ghanaians on various radio and television programmes during phone-in segments paint a picture of a nation gripped with fear.
Many of the callers were of the view that if a Member of Parliament could be killed in cold blood, then the ordinary Ghanaian is not safe.
For those who are afraid in the nation, I say to you “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Tim 1:7
This is not the time for panic, but its a time to be united, a time to pray and a time to mourn with those who mourn.
Christians in Ghana must band together to pray for peace and for the perpetrator(s) behind this killing to be found and brought to justice.
It is not about politics nor is it right for this incident to be used by political parties to further their cause.
We must sympathize with J.B Danquah’s wife and children The Bible says “… weep with them that weep.” Rom.12:15
Also, Christians, must come together to pray for his family and pray for the destruction of every evil machination set against this nation.
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.