Archbishop Decries Killing of Christians in Nigeria – THISDAYLIVE

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Archbishop Decries Killing of Christians in Nigeria George Okoh in Makurdi The Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, yesterday, decried the persecution and killing of innocent Christia

in MakurdiThe Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, yesterday, decried the persecution and killing of innocent Christians especially Catholic priests in the country by terrorists describing the attacks as unfortunate. Kaigama, who spoke at the installation of Most Rev. Isaac Bundepuun Dugu as the Bishop of Katsina-Ala Dioceses also called for sustained prayers to end killing and abduction of Catholic priests, lamenting the growing insecurity situation ravaging states in the country and called for a stop to the practice.

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George Okoh in Makurdi The Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev..Worshippers at the 98th General Church Council (GCC) of the Reformed Church of Christ in Nigeria (RCCN) in Taraba State were broken as a minute silence was observed for the over 30 members of the church, who were allegedly slaughtered in night attacks, recently, by suspected Fulani militias.This handout picture taken and released by the Ukraine’s State Emergency Service on July 1, 2022, shows a firefighter putting out the fire in a residents building hit by a missile strike in Ukrainian district of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi outside Odesa, killing at least 16 and 30 injuring.

Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, yesterday, decried the persecution and killing of innocent Christians especially Catholic priests in the country by terrorists describing the attacks as unfortunate.  Kaigama, who spoke at the installation of Most Rev. Isaac Bundepuun Dugu as the Bishop of Katsina-Ala Dioceses also called for sustained prayers to end killing and abduction of Catholic priests, lamenting the growing insecurity situation ravaging states in the country and called for a stop to the practice. In a communiqué, yesterday, signed by Rev. He warned Christians in the Diocese against divisive tendencies that would bring about a crisis in the church, but  to work in harmony with Bishop Dugu to bring about peace and development of the church. In another development, Kaigama expressed concern that most federal roads in the state were in deplorable states. Ukrainian emergency services initially said 17 people were killed and 30 wounded in both attacks.

  “The condition of roads in the state are very bad even the road to this place (venue of the event) is also bad, as I was coming here I observed how bad the road is. Urging the governments and security operatives to be proactive, the church beckoned security operatives to expand their energies in checking the influx of herders and bandits into the state, especially in the crisis areas. I urge Governor Samuel Ortom to construct these roads to make them motorable, the ones he cannot do, he should take them to the federal government to come and do them and even link them to my state in Taraba State so that when I retire I will drive on them home.” Governor Samuel Ortom in a brief remark, acknowledged the deplorable condition of roads especially the Gboko-Katsina Road and promised to take the matter to the presidency for necessary action. The governor commended the cordial working relationship that exists between his administration and the church and pledged his continued support and partnership with the church for the development of the state. In this article. Paramount ruler of the Tiv nation, HRM Prof. Putin has denied Moscow’s forces were responsible.

James Ayatse, commended Ortom for ensuring the return of peace in Sankera area which before now was a no-go area due to criminal activities. The monarch charged members of the church to give maximum support to the new Bishop to enable him to effectively discharge his duties. Bishop Dugu is the second Bishop of the Katsina Ala diocese.  Related Articles Founded on January 22, 1995, THISDAY is published by THISDAY NEWSPAPERS LTD., 35 Creek Road Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria with offices in 36 states of Nigeria , the Federal Capital Territory and around the world. Ukraine was recently granted “candidate status” by the European Union as it pushes to join the bloc, although membership is likely still years away.

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