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June 19, 2018

Archbishop Obinna to President Buhari …Disarm Criminals! Stop the Bloodshed!

Archbishop Obinna with Archdiocesan Priests and the lay faithful during the prayer protest June 5

  The Catholic Church is asking President Muhammadu Buhari to disarm the violent herdsmen killing innocent people across the country, if he is serious about protecting all Nigerians. This message was contained in an open letter which the Archbishop of Owerri, Most Rev Anthony J.V. Obinna, wrote to the President, read on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at the Maria Assumpta Cathedral, at the end of a prayer- protest. The prayer protest was called by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), on May 22, 2018, to coincide with the mass burial of two priests and 17 worshippers in Benue State. In…

Benue killings need Operation Python Dance, Crocodile Smile put together – Bishop Ezeokafor

    The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has described the proposed setting up of grazing reserves and colonies for herdsmen as a time bomb waiting to explode. He emphasised that ranching remained the only solution to the Fulani herdsmen and farmers’ clash. Bishop Ezeokafor, who stated this yesterday in Awka during the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, said, “killings in Benue State needed Operation Python Dance and Crocodile Smile put together.” The cleric added that deploying the officers and men of the Nigeria Police to the troubled…