Vatican, 02 December, 2020 / 6:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity with the people of God in Nigeria following the attack on farmers over the weekend in Borno State, the North-Eastern part of the country.
“I would like to assure my prayer for Nigeria, once again hit by a terrorist attack last Saturday,” the Holy Father said Wednesday, December 2 at the end of his weekly General Audience, making reference to the November 28 attack that claimed the lives of several dozens.
At least 110 people in Nigeria’s Borno State were reportedly killed after suspected Boko Haram insurgents riding on motorcycles attacked farmers who were harvesting in their fields November 28.
In his remarks given at the Library of the Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father implored that Jesus Christ may welcome all the deceased “in his peace and console their families.”
He further implored that the Lord “converts the hearts of those who commit similar acts, which go gravely against God’s name.”