Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are calling on citizens in the West African nation to stand together in the fight against criminality, which they say is “gaining ground every day”.
Orpin Damien, a Senior Secondary School student in Nigeria witnessed a lot of violence and displacements before he ended up at Uikpam camp for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Makurdi, the capital of Nigeria’s Benue State.
The Catholic Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria has raised alarm over the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in its jurisdiction, noting that the victims of attacks by Fulani herdsmen in the country are being pursued by their assailants even in their camps where they have sought refuge.
The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has termed as “more dangerous” the tendency by the Nigerian government to sideline Christians in the distribution of resources in the West African country.
A Catechist at St. Moses Catholic Church, one of the 17 outstations of St. Augustine’s Parish of Kaduna Archdiocese in Nigeria who survived a militant attack at the Church in June has recounted the traumatic experience, noting that all survivors of the attack are living in the constant fear of being attacked again.
Catholic social activists across Africa under their umbrella association, CitizenGo Africa, are calling for the immediate release of 36 Christians who were reportedly kidnapped from a village in Kaduna State, Nigeria, on July 25.
The leadership of the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has expressed concern about the well-being of a Nigerian professor who was accused of running illegal orphanages in the country.
The graces we have received from God, including talents are to be used to foster the growth of each other, not for oppression, a Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has said.
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.
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri in Nigeria has expressed optimism that Nigerians will get a president who has the needs of the people at heart in the country’s general elections.
Catholic Bishops in Africa who are meeting in Ghana’s capital, Accra, need to be supported by prayers as they deliberate on the Church on the continent and her future, the President of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) has said.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has disassociated itself from a section of church leaders who were reportedly at the official unveiling of the vice-presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2023 general elections.
The Metropolitan Archbishop of Owerri in Nigeria has appealed for an end to massacres in the West African nation, especially in Imo State following the July 17 killing of 14 young people who are said to have been coming from a marriage ceremony when they met their killers.
The murder of Fr. John Mark Cheitnum, a member of the Clergy of Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese, reflects “a failed state and also a failed country”, a Catholic Priest has said.
The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the failure of the Nigerian authorities to bring religious extremists targeting innocent Christians to book, and prayed for a government that does not treat criminals in the country “with kid gloves”.
The federal government of Nigeria has everything it needs to stop the ongoing attacks that are targeting Christians but has refused to help, a Catholic Priest in the West African country has said.
Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the people of God in the West African country to evaluate political candidates in the 2023 general elections so that politicians associated with “any cult”, corruption and any violent religious groups are not elected.
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria has decried the increase in the number of Christians killed in Nigeria’s Benue State where he says at least 65 followers of Christ have lost their lives “over the past two months” following targeted attacks.
The Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan in Nigeria has announced the “gruesome murder” of Fr. John Mark Cheitnum who kidnapped on July 15 alongside Fr. Denatus Cleopas, the latter having safely escaped from his captors.