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Nigeria’s Laxed Response to Militias Behind Security Failures: UK-Based Christian Entity

Nigerian government’s lack of strictness in dealing with militia groups is behind the security failures in the West African nation, the leadership of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, has said.

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Life has never been so cheap”, Catholic Bishops in Nigeria Decry, Call for Responsibility

The rise in cases of abductions, killings, and property destruction in Nigeria is a cause for concern for Catholic Bishops who, in a collective statement, are calling upon the government to “take full responsibility for the present culture of violence.”

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Fix Nigeria’s Insecurity or “throw in the towel”: Christian Leaders to Federal Government

Christian leaders in the West African nation of Nigeria have called on the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to go beyond statements and meetings and address to the country’s challenge of insecurity or admit defeat and “throw in the towel.”

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Penalize President of Nigeria for Insecurity, Catholic Entity in Africa Petitions AU

Officials of CitizenGo, a Catholic organization spearheading family issues in Africa, has petitioned the leadership African Union (AU) to penalize President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria for the heightened insecurity in the West African nation.

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Over 3,000 Christians Killed in Nigeria in 2021, Highest in Years: Intersociety Report

Thousands of Christians have been hacked to death by militants in Nigeria in the first 200 days of 2021, a recent investigation has established, further revealing that the number is the highest in years.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigeria’s Government “either helpless or uninterested” in Addressing Insecurity: Bishop

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese has told the U.S. Congress that the failure of the Federal Government of Nigeria to address insecurity in the West African nation is either due to helplessness of disinterestedness.

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“Growing insecurity in Nigeria worrisome, needs to be urgently addressed”: Catholic Bishop

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has described the challenge of insecurity in the West African nation as “enormous” and “worrisome” and called for urgent action “to defeat the forces of evil” in the country.

Map of Nigeria where the Christian Association of the country has declared a day of prayer for an end to insecurity. Credit: Public domain

Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Oyo State Declare Day of Prayer for End to Insecurity

Christian leaders ministering in Nigeria’s Oyo State have declared a day of prayer for an end to the rising cases of insecurity that include killings. 

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeris's Abuja Archdiocese/ Credit: Abuja Archdiocese

“Help heal trauma of poverty, psychological stress of insecurity”: Nigerian Archbishop

The Catholic Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called upon authorities in the West African nation to help heal the trauma resulting from poverty and the psychological stress the people are facing as a result of insecurity.

The Secretary-General of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO), Fr. Donatien Ntshole addressing journalists during a press conference in DRC's capital, Kinshasa on 21 June 2021. Credit: CENCO

Four Issues of Concern Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Want Addressed for National Cohesion

Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have, at the end of their plenary assembly, highlighted four challenges the people of God in the Central African nation are facing, which they want addressed for the achievement of national cohesion and development.

Among the victims in the aftermath of the bloodiest terrorist attack since Islamist violence began are also Christians/ Credit:  Aid to The Church in Need (ACN)

Attacks on Villages Becoming Unpredictable, Burkinabe Bishop on Insecurity

A Catholic Bishop in Burkina Faso has said attacks on villages have multiplied and become increasingly unpredictable. 

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“God has not, will never abandon His people”: Nigerian Bishop amid Regional Insecurity

In the wake of security threats in Nigeria’s Imo State, the Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Orlu located within the region has sought to reassure the people in the affected areas of the West African nation of the presence of God amid “fear and anxiety.”

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan's Yei Diocese who is celebrating 51 years in the Priesthood. Credit: Courtesy Photo

At Priestly Anniversary, South Sudanese Bishop Appeals for Unity amid Country’s Challenges

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has, on the occasion of his 51st Priestly anniversary, appealed for unity in the face of various national challenges, including insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Map of Nigeria where the Christian Association of the country has declared three days of prayer for an end to insecurity. Credit: Public domain / Public domain

Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Declare Three-day National Prayer for End to Insecurity

Christian leaders in Nigeria have declared three days of national prayer for an end to the problems bedeviling the West African nation including killings and banditry.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto. Crédit : Catholic Broadcast Commission of Nigeria

Amid Insecurity, Government Needs to “cultivate a sense of empathy”: Nigerian Prelate

The Nigerian government needs to go beyond statements and “cultivate a sense of empathy” towards citizens who are victims of insecurity, a Catholic Bishop in the West African said at a recent virtual conference.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria's Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja

Insecurity, Poverty, Corruption in Nigeria Forcing Youth Out of Country: Archbishop 

Young people in Nigeria are leaving the West African nation in large numbers in search for “ greener pastures ” elsewhere, a situation th e Archbishop of the country ’s Abuja Archdiocese blames on insecurity, poverty , and high levels of corruption by those in leadership positions .

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Amid Attacks, Mozambique’s Bishops Express Solidarity with All Yearning for Dignified life

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) have expressed their solidarity with all those affected by the violence in the Province of Cabo Delgado within the Catholic Diocese of Pemba and “yearn for a dignified life.”

Archbishop Marcel Utembi, Metropolitan Archbishop of Kisangani, presenting his speech during the closing of the Meeting on 4 March 2021. / CENCO

Bishops in DRC’s Kisangani Ecclesiastical Province Decry Insecurity, Poor Road Network

Multiple insecurity cases and the bad state of roads are among the concerns of the Catholic Bishops in the Kisangani Ecclesiastical Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Bishops of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province after their July 13 to14 meeting held at Nigeria’s M&M centre, Ilorin, Kwara State. / Catholic Diocese of Oyo, Nigeria.

Bishops in Nigeria Support “alternative” Security Outfits, Say Authorities Have Failed

Catholic Bishops of Nigeria’s Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province have decried the lack effectiveness of security forces in combating violence in the West African country and expressed their support for “alternative and lawful initiatives” that have emerged to restore peace in the country.

Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) with Constitutional Court confirmed President Faustin Archange Touadera.

Bishops in CAR Appeal for “sincere, fraternal, constructive dialogue” amid Election Crisis

Catholic Bishops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have, in a message addressed to the people of God in the country, appealed for a “sincere and frank, fraternal and constructive dialogue” in resolving the current crisis following the December 27 general elections.