Catholic Bishops condemn Southern Kaduna killings

Catholic Bishops condemn Southern Kaduna killings

Catholic bishops have expressed deep concern at the rising number of unjustifiable killings going on in southern Kaduna, and other parts of the country.

They appealed to the Presidency not to delay in providing well-thought out responses to act of savagery in the country.

The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, who made the call in a statement, says he is worried that the culture of brutality and wanton destruction to human lives has become alarming and unparalleled in the history of the nation.

Kaigama asked Nigerians to have a re-think with regards to wastage of human lives.

“For how long will killings associated with demented or irrational reasoning continue to be witnessed, especially in Southern Kaduna before a concerted effort is made to stop such carnage permanently?

“When will one Nigerian life matter?Or must people be killed in thousands or millions before we realise the humongous damage done to our people?

“We are becoming so sadistic that we do not see that such brutality creates a culture of impunity, chaos, anarchy and doom; as if the needless killing by Boko Haram is not enough.

“A culture is developing that does not seem to know the difference between the lives of human beings and that of cows, goats, rams, chickens.”

The Catholic Bishops president noted that people had rough and tough times when innocent Nigerians lost their lives in Agatu, Madagali, Gwoza, Yobe, Plateau, Taraba, Nasarawa, Anambra, Abia and now southern Kaduna.

All these killings, according to Kaigama impacted negatively on the younger generation growing with the impression that life was cheap and could be taken away at the whims of anyone or any group that so desired.

The clergyman commended the security agents and urged them not to see the weapons they were using as licence to molest those they were supposed to protect.

He urged the Federal Government not to procrastinate in proffering well thought out responses to act of savagery in the country.

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