Following the unabated killings within the nation, the Catholic Bishops Convention of Nigeria (CBCN) alongside different church buildings, are anticipated to carry a prayer procession on the road of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Sunday.
In keeping with the convention, the procession, which shall be led by the CBCN President, Archbishop Augustine Akubeze, is scheduled to begin from the Ecumenical Centre, Central space, to Our Girl Queen of Nigeria Professional Cathedral, Space 3, Garki to hunt God’s intervention within the insecurity scenario of the nation.
The CBCN final Wednesday issued a press release condemning the ills within the nation and suggested the Federal Authorities to call, arrest and prosecute these sponsoring killings of harmless individuals.
CBCN lamented the repeated: “barbaric executions of Christians by the Boko Haram insurgents and the incessant cases of kidnapping for ransom linked to the same group and other terrorists have traumatised many citizens”.
The bishops pleaded with authorities to urgently put a cease to the killings earlier than the scenario will get out of hand.
The Catholics have been wearing black to mourn the lifeless and likewise provided prayers for peace and unity within the nation.
As Christians all around the world begins the lending season, the CBCN urged all Catholics in Nigeria in addition to different Christians and individuals of goodwill to unite in prayer and penance for peace and safety.
It mentioned the extent of insecurity in Nigeria presently is such that: “whether or not at house or on the street, most Nigerians, in all of the components of the nation, stay in concern
A part of the assertion reads partly: “Conscious of our ethical accountability, might we, as soon as once more, remind all of the arms of Authorities in Nigeria and all whose accountability it’s to guard Nigerians that with out safety there could be no peace and with out peace, there could be no growth or nationwide progress. We, due to this fact, attraction to the Authorities to instantly put a cease to this unprecedented wave of violence and brutality aimed notably at Christians. We additionally name for the arrest and prosecution of all these behind these mindless killings that sow the harmful seeds of hate and mistrust among the many varied segments of the Nigerian society.
We’re unhappy. We’re in sorrow and grief. However we’re assured that the sunshine of Christ, which shines in our hearts, will brighten the darkish corners of our Nigerian society.
As a mark of mourning for all our brothers and sisters who’ve been victims of the latest wave of violence in opposition to Christians, we’re all wearing black right this moment and supply our prayers and penance for his or her repose.
We invite the common Church and all Christians to hitch us in prayers for our lifeless brothers and sisters and for peace and safety in Nigeria. We equally attraction to the worldwide group to return to assistance from the Nigerian authorities within the battle in opposition to these daredevil terrorists, who need to graze our nation. The results, ought to they succeed, shall be grave not just for the West African sub-region but additionally for Africa as a complete.