Skip to comments.Catholic Church in Nigeria Appeals to the West: ‘Make Known the Atrocities’
Posted on 02/02/2020 5:40:49 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
he president of the Nigerian bishops conference has launched an appeal to the West to make known the atrocities being suffered by Christians throughout the country.
Nigeria is living in an unprecedented climate of insecurity not seen since the civil war of 1967-1970, which is particularly affecting Christians, said the President of the Bishops Conference, Augustine Obiora Akubeze, Archbishop of Benin City.
While in the past security problems were limited to the north-east of Nigeria, now there is insecurity throughout the whole country, the archbishop said in an interview with the papal foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).
In the face of this serious lack of security and the increase in anti-Christian attacks, the prelate called on Western governments and media to make known the atrocities taking place in Nigeria. In this way our government may feel pressure and act, the archbishop said, and in this way the other nations of the international community may feel a moral obligation to protect the lives of Christians and all Nigerians who are constantly attacked and killed by Boko Haram and the Islamist Fulani herdsmen.
The archbishop decried the fact that:
ninety-five percent of the government representatives are Muslims, in a country where there are about 50 percent Christians and the ones who should ensure our safety belongs to a sect of a religion, to a single ethnic group, in a multi-religious, multi-ethnic nation.
Meanwhile, the executive branch does not do enough to stem the emergency represented by the violence of the Islamist Fulani herdsmen and to protect churches and convents, he said.
The lack of significant prosecutions against them further fuels the belief that they enjoy the support of the federal government, Akubeze said...
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It is absurd more is not said about this.
What exactly do they expect? They have a well formed military and several bordering nations fighting against the Islamic terroists. The Bishop should petition Britain and China up to the plate....these wars have gone on for decades between the North and South with coups and various other uprisings. Why is it our military always has to intervene! we’ve already taken in over a million plus refugees from Nigeria.
What do you expect? After 2 1/2 hours, mine is just the 3rd comment.
If this does not ignite FReepers, how would you expect it to ignite the country?
Our propaganda media won’t allow the truth. It would undermine their plans to take our guns and do the same here.
Its Catholicism, left media not interested. They are only protect and support religions that kill their own women and children at the hands of their male counterparts. Call in the pope, yea right!
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