Makurdi, 18 January, 2021 / 6:55 pm (ACI Africa).
Following the recent murder of Fr. John Gbakaan, a Catholic Priest of Nigeria’s Minna Diocese, Christian leaders in the West African nation have called on the Federal Government to put a stop to the crimes targeting Clerics.
According to PM News, a Nigerian online publication, Fr. Gbakaan and his younger brother were attacked by unknown gunmen Friday, January 15 at about 9 p.m. along Lambata-Lapai road in Nigeria’s Niger State after visiting their mother in Makurdi, Benue State.
“We are simply pleading to the Federal Government and all security agencies to do whatever it will take to bring this evil to a stop,” the Vice Chairman of The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Northern Nigeria, John Hayab has been quoted as saying.
In the Sunday, January 17 news report, the CAN official further appeals, “All we are asking from the government is protection from evil men that are destroying our lives and properties.”