Catholic faithful protest nationwide over killings

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The Catholic Mission in Nigeria on Tuesday, organised a nationwide prayer and peaceful protest against incessant killings and attacks in some regions of the country.

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

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.

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

Also, human and vehicular movement was literarily shutdown on major roads in Aba, the commercial nerve of Abia State and Umuahia, the state capital, as Catholic faithful trooped out in their numbers to hold a peaceful protest.

The Catholic Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, Bishop Lucius Ogorji, led Catholic faithful in Umuahia, the state capital, to mourn the death of those killed Makurdi.

 

Catholics in Edo, Oyo, Benue, Lagos, Kaduna, Adamawa states and other parts of the country, 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.

 


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