Abuja, 09 April, 2022 / 5:00 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria has decried the fact that the country is witnessing crisis after crisis, the latest that is part of the series of “criminal elements” being last week’s bombing of a train, an incident in which at least nine lives were lost.
In his Sunday, April 3 homily, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese said that, just like the prodigal son in the Bible, the country is lost and needs to “embrace God’s therapeutic and reassuring welcome” to counter the challenges that the people face.
“In Nigeria, we seem to be graduating from the gruesome killings, kidnappings, the skyrocketing prices of goods in the market; the lingering fuel scarcity; the ASUU strike action, to the bombing of trains by terrorists and other criminal elements!” Archbishop Kaigama said.
The Nigerian Archbishop underlined the need for individuals and the nation as a whole to embrace God’s warm welcome in order “to move on with greater optimism, to turn a new leaf in our socio-economic, political and religious undertakings.”
He said that the issue of insecurity especially the recent train bombing should be handled before it escalates to massive bombings that could go to an extent of targeting planes.