Jos, 20 December, 2022 / 11:20 am (ACI Africa).
The recent meeting between King Charles III and some of the victims of religious extremism in Nigeria is a laudable step towards addressing the violence in the West African country, the Catholic charity and pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has said.
In a Monday, December 19 report, the director of the British secretariat of CAN, Caroline Hull, says that the December 8 meeting allowed the British to listen to raw accounts of those who had suffered at the hands of Islamist militias in Nigeria.
“We are so grateful to the King for allowing us to introduce him to witnesses of Christian persecution,” Caroline Hull says, adding, “It is so important that their stories are heard.”
ACN reports that King Charles III met with victims of the persecution of the Christian community in Nigeria at the event that was held in London in the context of the Advent Season. The event was also attended by the ACN Foundation.
The monarch heard, among others, the testimony of Fr. Alfred Ebalu, a survivor of kidnapping and death threats and violence in Africa’s most populous country.