Abuja, 12 February, 2023 / 7:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have decried the protracted security challenge in the country saying the West African nation has plunged “deeper into the abyss”.
In a Tuesday, January 31 press conference organized by the National Directorate of Social Communications of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) condemned the “unabating satanic killing of religious and opinion leaders and innocent Nigerians.”
“In spite of several interventions and advice to those in power from our Bishops, both as a body (the CBCN) and as individuals, our beloved country Nigeria continues to plunge deeper into the abyss”, Catholic Bishops in Nigeria said during the press conference that was held at the Catholic Secretariat in Abuja.
They said everyday Nigerians witness “pervasive killings of innocent citizens in their homes, churches, mosques, streets, trains, roads, and events.”
“Kidnappings, invasion of villages and towns, wanton looting and corruption, ransom taking, raping, and territorial conquest are sadly the order of the day,” they said.