“There is need for the government to get to work and keep Nigeria safe and peaceful.”
“The government should wake up to this responsibility or give way to one who can.”
“How can there be sustainable development in a country whose security architecture has collapsed?”
“We demand more from our government. not tomorrow but now.”
Nigeria’s Catholic bishops have repeatedly called on the government to put in place strict measures to protect its population.
“It is just unimaginable and inconceivable to celebrate Nigeria at 60 when our roads are not safe; our people are kidnapped, and they sell their properties to pay ransom to criminals,” members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) said in an Oct. 1 statement, marking the country’s independence anniversary.
They added: “Nigerians are experiencing an invasion of their farmlands by armed Fulani-herdsmen; a group well organized and already designated as the fourth deadliest terrorists’ group in the world by the Global Terrorism Index.”
A version of this story was first published by ACI Africa, CNA's African news partner, written by Jude Atemanke. It has been adapted by CNA.