Bauchi, 09 May, 2021 / 10:25 am (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has lamented over the continued lack of appreciation for human life in the West African nation saying the country’s value system has changed for the worst.
Addressing journalists Thursday, May 6, Bishop Hilary Dachelem of Nigeria’s Bauchi Diocese said that in the past, crime was “minimal” in the country.
“This is certainly not the Nigeria we used to know; we are facing a different Nigeria. The Nigeria we used to know was a free country and it was not as if there was no crime then but it was minimal and not at the alarming rate that it is now,” Bishop Dachelem said during the press conference at St. John’s Cathedral of Bauchi Diocese.
He recalled that in the past years in Nigeria, “There were pockets of issues but they were not too overwhelming. Those who were into crime and criminality were very insignificant compared to the entire number; but now, I don’t know if the majority of us are criminals, more or less.”
“In the former Nigeria we knew, you could go anywhere at any time; we had armed robberies but they weren’t as prevalent as what we have today, so much, that a governor is afraid of traveling, even a governor is attacked by bandits,” the Nigerian Bishop went on to say.