Barely 24 hours after two priests and some members of the Roman Catholic Church killed in Benue by suspected herdsmen were buried amid tears from parishioners, a group of Christians have taken to the streets in Lagos, south-western Nigeria.
The peaceful walk captured by Legit.ng was targeted to call the attention of the federal government to the level of insecurity in many parts of the country.
At the venue of the gathering were the presence of security men who searched those that participated in the event to ensure it was peaceful.
The rally mostly had women, many of whom lamented that as mothers, they feel touched that the security situation in the country has turned some into widows, many children into orphans and now homeless.
They said the solemn procession was aimed at calling those in authority to brace up to protect the lives and properties of the people of the country as stipulated in the constitution of Nigeria.
Legit.ng reported earlier that tears flowed as the two Catholic priests and 17 parishioners allegedly killed by suspected herdsmen were being buried in Makurdi, the Benue state capital on Tuesday, May 22.
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The Punch reports that 19 victims of the attack were being buried at the Ayati pilgrim site near Ikpayongo in Gwer East local government area of the state.