The Christian organisation working for religious freedom through advocacy and human rights, in the pursuit of justice, urged Christians around the world to also show their support.
This comes in the wake of terrorist threats from the insurgent group Boko Haram that claims to have around 300 suicide bombers ready to attack churches and plans to make June “the bloodiest month yet,” according to media reports.
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) vehemently criticized the attacks and counter attacks saying, “…We feel greatly pained by the violent events which have become almost daily occurrences.
Time is rolling on and the situation of insecurity in the land has not improved in any significant way…”
The bishops expressed concern in a statement sent to CISA on “the security situation in the country” adding that the situation seems to be going from bad to worse, as terrorists strike almost at will against innocent citizens all across the northern parts of Nigeria.
The Nigerian bishops called on the government to devise new security measures to ensure safety for all. “It is a primary duty of government to ensure security of life and property of citizens all over the nation. There can be no excuse for failure in this primary duty,” they said.
“Despite all the current efforts by government, the nation is still under insecurity,” said the bishops. They challenged the government to intensify security actions to make the nation safe for all.
They also called on Christians to continue praying fervently for God’s protection, while promising to continue mobilizing and deploying Church security arrangements within the ambit of the law, and in collaboration with the state agencies.
The bishops called on all Nigerians to join hands in combating this common danger. “We call especially on the Muslim community in Nigeria to do all in its power to reach out to those who foment, plan, encourage and carry out these acts of violence in the name of Islam,” said the bishops
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