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Abuja under terrorist attacks: Archbishop decries insecurity and inequality

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Although the archbishop is skeptical that the ruling party will allow the 2023 vote to be fair, the Church has been encouraging everyone to register and to try and change the country through the ballot box. The worst that can happen, he adds, is for the ruling party to use the violence and instability as an excuse to postpone the elections indefinitely.

Nigeria: ‘We are weak, tired, and scared. We hope God will fight for us’

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“To be honest, even I am scared. Fear has taken the best out of us. But I will not stop preaching the Gospel, I will not stop winning souls for Christ, because that is my calling.”

Nigeria: ‘we have never experienced what we are experiencing now’

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“We make sure the children get an education, from primary school even, if possible, to university. This is key to defeating Boko Haram. When people have training to secure their livelihood, then they don’t go and kill people.”

Yet another priest is slain in Nigeria

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According to the statement, the priest’s “corpse was later discovered already decomposing on Tuesday July19.”

In two months, 68 Christians are killed in Nigeria’s Benue State

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Conflicts between nomadic herders and settled farmers date back centuries, but the influx of high-grade firearms over the past several years has made the attacks much more deadly and destructive.

Priests are an ‘endangered species in Nigeria’

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According to data compiled by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), at least 18 priests have been kidnapped in Nigeria since the beginning of 2022, five in the first week of July alone. Although most were released unharmed, three were killed.

Bishop shocked at murder of two priests in Nigeria

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“With this situation, nobody is safe anywhere. If you go out of your house, even in the daytime, until you come back, you are not safe.”

Crying out for justice and religious freedom

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“What but pure evil would make a man kill a four-year-old and a two-year-old like this, in church during Mass?” the bishop asked. He added, without reservation, that the Pentecost attack was an “act of genocide.”

More priests are kidnapped in Nigeria

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Father Vitus Borogo was murdered during a botched kidnapping attempt. Father Joseph Aketeh Bako was abducted at the beginning of March and spent one month in captivity, after which he died of illness and mistreatment.

They survived Nigeria’s Pentecost massacre

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“As I was lying there, one of the gunmen threw a tiny light close to me. It immediately registered in my head that it could be dynamite, so I started dragging myself away for safety, but before I could go far, the dynamite exploded and burned my back and my left leg.”

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