Abuja, 21 January, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The challenges faced in Nigeria including “criminal activities and mindless killings” are endless as they seem to replace each other, a Catholic Archbishop in the West African country has said.
In his Sunday, January 16 homily at St. Andrew’s Parish of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama underscored the need to appreciate sacrifices made by those who died trying to restore peace and living heroes in the country.
“In Nigeria we seem to transit from one major national challenge to another. We witness the criminal activities and mindless killings such as the recent attacks in Zamfara State, and efforts by terrorists to establish themselves as a government within a government, yet, the assurances of political leaders and security operatives always leave more to be desired,” Archbishop Kaigama said.
The Nigerian Archbishop made reference to the just concluded annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day in the country marked on January 15 and called for prayers for the veterans and survivors of war as they searched for peace.
“We join millions of Nigerians to appreciate the sacrifices of our fallen and living heroes. We must continue to pray for the departed ones, expressing solidarity and showing kindness to the veterans and survivors, while urging the government to pay particular attention to the welfare of the men and women who have made selfless contributions to the search for durable peace for all Nigerians,” the Local Ordinary of Abuja Archdiocese said.