Sokoto, Nigeria, Feb 15, 2021 / 19:19 pm
One year after the burial of Michael Nnadi, an 18-year-old Nigerian seminarian abducted and killed by gunmen, the local bishop has indicated his sorrow at the lack of progress in preventing abductions and murders.
"It is quite tragic that one year later, we are still closer to nowhere we hope to be. The harvest of death has gotten richer, more and more people are dying,' Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto said to journalists following a Feb. 12 memorial Mass.
"Things have gotten progressively worse as far as the lives of our ordinary people are concerned," Bishop Kukah said in Sokoto's Holy Family Cathedral.
He added, "It is a matter of great concern and great sadness that we haven't come anywhere close to securing our people and securing our country."