Attacks: Catholic Bishops want FG to compensate Churches

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 24, 2017

Catholic Bishops have urged the Federal Government to device new strategies for fighting corruption, saying the current approach is not yielding desired results.

The Catholic Bishops of Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province have urged the Federal Government to compensate Churches and other victims of attacks carried out by insurgents on places of worship.

The Bishop said that he had personally suffered from such attacks.

They said that the conference would continue to encourage relevant agencies in the anti-graft campaign to find new strategies for winning the war.

The conference also lamented that despite government assurances, insurgency, cattle rustling, assassinations and kidnapping were on the rise in Nigeria, adding: "We are saddened that things seem to have gotten progressively worse today by the daily increase in wanton loss of lives".

"There are still no measurable changes in the welfare of our people. The recession has not abated either while the daily lives of ordinary people have continue to hang in a balance", the communiqué further observed. We can not successfully go into the next election in this state of siege.

Addressing newsmen in Minna on Tuesday after a two-day meeting of the Catholic Bishops of Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province, Archbishop Mathew Man-Oso Ndagoso said: "We want to inform you that we have not received any support from the federal government for the churches since the Madalla attack and other attacks in the North-east".

They stated that the people entrusted the present government with their hopes by voting across religion and regions but that government seemed to have squandered most of that goodwill.

"ASUU's seasons for strikes have undermined the credibility and value of education and seriously lowered the integrity of the academia", they said.‎.

The clerics "joined millions of Nigerians in thanking God for answering prayers for President Muhammadu Buhari's recovery".

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