Jos, 16 January, 2023 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic charity foundations, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), and Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, have condemned the Sunday, January 15 attack on Sts. Peter and Paul Kaffin Koro Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Minna in Nigeria in which the Parish Priest was killed and his Assistant left in critical condition.
In a Monday, January 16 note to ACI Africa, DHPI Director, Johan Viljoen, said that the peace foundation, which is researching the evolution of violence in Nigeria is “appalled” at the current insecurity in the West African country.
Mr. Viljoen said he found it regrettable that the Nigerian government, as well as the international community, remains mum as killings of innocent civilians escalate in the country.
“DHPI is appalled at the ongoing and escalating killing of priests in Nigeria. We are appalled by the fact that the Nigerian government allows this to continue. And we are appalled at the international community standing by doing nothing,” the official of the peace entity of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) said.
He added, “We express our solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Nigeria, facing death daily.”