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Catholics hold peaceful protest nationwide over innocent killings

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Catholics hold peaceful protest nationwide over innocent killings in Nigeria.

The Catholic Mission in Nigeria has organised a nationwide and peaceful protest and prayers against incessant killings and attacks in many regions of Nigeria.

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Alfred Adewale Martins said the protest is in line with the directive from the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria.

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Alfred Adewale Martins, in a telephone interview with some TV Channels on Tuesday said the protest is in line with the directive from the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria.

The Archbishop said members are urged to partake in the exercise in supplication to God.

He added that the protest is also in solidarity with those killed in Benue.

Martins added that the demonstration is also in solidarity with those killed in Benue State, including two Catholic priests who were brutally murdered during mass.

All the Catholics in Edo, Oyo, Benue, Lagos, Kaduna, Adamawa, Kwara states and other parts of the country on Tuesday occupied the streets marching peacefully.

They also carry various placards with inscriptions.

The peaceful protest coincides with the burial of the 17 church members and the two priests killed during a mass in Benue State.

Catholics in Edo, Oyo, Benue, Lagos, Kaduna, Adamawa states and other parts of the country on Tuesday occupied the streets marching peacefully.

They also carry various placards with inscriptions.

The peaceful protest coincides with the burial of the 17 church members and the two priests killed during a mass in Benue State.

In Osun State, members marched from our Lady of Fatima Catholic Hospital, Jaleyemi, Osogbo to the Osun state capital to the House of Assembly to register their displeasure over the killings.

The Vicar General, Catholic Diocese of Osogbo, Very Reverend Father Thaddeus Olaolu Ajayi told journalists that Nigerians need to embrace peace and love rather than engage in killings.

He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to do all in his capacity to ensure that the lives of Nigerians are safe just as he called on perpetrators of evil to desist from it and not incur the wrath of God.

Catholics in Niger State converged on Tuesday morning at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Minna, the state capital.

Reverend Father Gabriel Nelson Onuh in his sermon expressed concern over insecurity, kidnapping, activities of armed bandits and Boko Haram insurgency.

He said Nigerians live in culpable fear and apprehension in addition to the current economic hardship in the country.

Father Onuh also lamented the rate of school dropout across the country noting that this poses a great challenge to Nigeria’s security.

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Niger State Chapter also joined Catholics in solidarity.

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