Dassa, 18 September, 2019 / 11:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic bishops in Nigeria have expressed their concerns about insecurity in their country, especially how this negatively affects their free movement and called on their president to act to remedy the unfortunate and protracted situation.
“We want to be able to move freely in the country,” the Bishops said Monday, September 16 during their second plenary Assembly and explained, “Every government that fails to protect the constitutional rights of her citizens has failed.”
“We are not asking the government for too much,” the Bishops remarked through the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Archbishop Augustine Akubeze.
Addressing the Monday assembly where three governors and two ministers had joined the Bishops, the Nigeria Prelates appealed to their President, Muhammadu Buhari, to establish mechanisms for ending security challenges threatening the West African nation.
“Nigerians do not want to be faced with the daily tasks of looking for security persons to escort them to their farms,” the bishops said and added, “Nigerians do not want to be afraid when they go to the market to sell or buy; or when they go to church or mosque to pray.”