Abuja, 02 August, 2022 / 11:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Nigeria is facing unprecedented security crisis and the situation “is getting out of hand”, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has said, and regretted the fact that “nobody is safe” in the West African nation.
In an interview with ACI Africa, Cardinal Onayekan said Christians as well as Muslims are victims of cases of violence perpetrated by “criminals who go around illegally killing innocent people”.
“There is massive insecurity. People are being killed every day. The bandits and the terrorists seem to have a free hand. We don't know where the security forces are,” Cardinal Onayekan told ACI Africa July 29 on the sidelines of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) in Accra, Ghana.
The Nigerian Cardinal who retired from his Episcopal Ministry as Archbishop of Abuja in November 2019 added, “Nigeria’s security situation is getting out of hand. Not as if only Christians are in trouble in Nigeria; nobody is safe.”
He underscored the unprecedented levels of insecurity in Africa’s most populous nation, saying, “It is as if the government has lost control.”