Minna, 24 January, 2023 / 8:54 pm (ACI Africa).
Insecurity in Nigeria has persisted for far too long, a Priest in the West African nation has lamented during the Funeral Mass of Fr. Isaac Achi, the Nigerian Catholic Priest who was murdered when Sts. Peter and Paul Kaffin Koro Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Minna was attacked on January 15
In his homily during the January 20 celebration that was presided over by Bishop Martins Igwemezie Uzoukwu of Minna Diocese, Fr. Samuel Gwimi said the Nigerian government needs to be alert on security matters.
“The issue of insecurity in this country, associated with banditry, kidnapping, Boko Haram, herders, farmers conflict, unknown gunmen, and lots more, has lasted for too long,” Fr. Gwimi said in his homily that was published by the Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Ireland, on Tuesday, January 24.
Fr. Gwimi said the activities of bandits in the Kaffin Koro area and many parts of Niger State “are part and parcel of the overall lack of security that cuts across the country.”
The West African nation has been struggling with a wave of violence by armed gangs who frequently carry out killings and kidnappings for ransom.