- Hundreds of Catholics in Anambra state protest over the reported insecurity and abductions in parts of Nigeria
- The protesting Catholics call on President Muhammadu Buhari to put an end to the insecurity in the country
- The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, who led the protesters, fault the federal government’s response to Boko Haram attacks
Hundreds of Catholics in Anambra state have protested over the reported insecurity and abductions in parts of Nigeria.
The protesters on Sunday, March 8, in Awka, the state capital, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to put an end to the insecurity in the country, The Sun reports.
The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, who led the protesters, said the federal government’s response to Boko Haram attacks on the defenceless people is far below average.
He said Nigerians were tired of hearing that Boko Haram had been technically defeated when the terrorists were still attacking with impunity.
The cleric faulted amnesty for Boko Haram suspects, who he said had ravaged Nigeria.
Meanwhile, in a protest against insecurity in Nigeria, members of the Catholic Church marched through the streets of Abuja on Sunday, March 1.
According to The Cable, the protest kicked off at the National Ecumenical Center. The protest which was attended by a large number of members of the church ended at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral.
A mass was also conducted in which church members used the opportunity to pray for Nigeria.
In another report, the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Kukah, has insisted he did not speak vaguely when he recently came down hard on President Muhammadu Buhari over his inability to ensure peaceful co-existence as insecurity mounts in the nation.
Kukah in an interview with The Sun, in Abuja, explained that no matter what anyone felt about his words on Tuesday, February 11, in Kaduna he only spoke the truth and thanked God and the holy spirit for using him to speak.
The Catholic priest went on to note that the words he spoke which must have struck a chord was done by the help God and the holy spirit. And if for anything else, if it managed to wake Nigerians up, I think so be it.
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