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Killings: Catholic faithful to shut down Abuja Tuesday

Fred Ezeh, Abuja

Barring any last minute changes, members of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, would take to the streets of Abuja, on Tuesday, to register their displeasure with the alarming rate of insecurity and bad governance in Nigeria.

It was gathered that the peaceful procession/protest would start from the National Ecumenical Center and terminate at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Catholic Church, Garki, Abuja.

It was also learnt that Catholics all over Nigeria have been asked to hold similar exercise at various level, to perhaps, reawaken government consciousness to socioeconomic and political decadence, as well as insecurity in Nigeria.

A statement by the Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu, indicated that the protest was mainly to honour two Catholic priests and other faithful that were killed last month in a Catholic Church in Benue state by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

The two catholic priests identified as Rev. Fr. Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, alongside 17 others were said to have been celebrating early morning mass when the herdsmen invaded the church and unleash terror on them.

They would be buried on Tuesday at Sesugh Maria pilgrimage centre, Ayati, in Benue State.

Fr. Madu said the burial is a catalyst for the nationwide prayer procession/protest, while the primary intention was to protest the unending killing of Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen and Boko haram insurgents in different parts of Nigeria.

The church was particularly concerned with the nonchalant attitude of government to the murderous activities of Fulani herdsmen, as well as the lukewarm attitude/response of government to the repeated calls for a proactive measure on the issue of security of lives and property of Nigerians.

It thus advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019, suggesting that he step aside to save Nigeria from imminent national crisis that could snowball into war.

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  1. Ezekiel Okeke 21st May 2018 at 6:50 pm

    If they like, let them make empty noise of ignorance and illiteracy on the streets etc. to the end of the world, nothing will change. The only answer is the Sword- either you annihilate and erase the enemy on your God given native land or the enemy will annihilate and erase you on your God given native land, either you kill the enemy or the enemy will kill you. It is either the enemy subdue this territory natives under fulani Political Control via fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria or this territory natives subdue the enemy under the natives Disintegrated Republics in this climax of the ongoing Revolution War of the natives which secures the natives existence and future in 21st century world. This territory natives must subdue the enemy under the natives Disintegrated Republics in this climax of the ongoing Revolution War of the natives which secures the natives existence and future in 21st century world. God given Victory is the natives’. Only the Sword decides. God Is With Us!!!

  2. Vineva 22nd May 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Ezekiel Okeke, you’re making no sense here, we cannot fight the federal government but can register our stand and feeling through a peaceful protest just like what the catholic faithful over there in Abuja are doing today.
    Toeghter we can
    God help Nigeria
    God help Us

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