State of the Nation: Catholic Bishops demand Buhari’s resignation

Posted by News Express | 27 April 2018 | 2,294 times

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•A cross section of Catholic Bishops

 The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign.

Lamenting that the increasing attacks by the suspected herdsmen, had turned the country into a massive graveyard, CBCN wondered in a communique signed by its President, Most Rev. Augustine Akubeze, and Secretary, Most Rev. Camillus Umoh “When will this barbarism end?”

The communique went further to say: “We are sad. We are angry. We feel totally exposed and most vulnerable. Faced with these dark clouds of fear and anxiety, our people are daily being told by some to defend themselves.

“Since the President, who appointed the heads of the nation’s security agencies, has refused to caution them even in the face of the chaos and barbarity into which our country has been plunged, we are left with no choice but to conclude that they are acting a script that he approves of. If the President cannot keep our country safe, then he automatically loses the trust of the citizens.

“He should no longer continue to preside over the killing fields and mass graveyard that our country has become. Repeated calls from us and many other Nigerians on the President to take very drastic and urgent steps to reverse this ugly tragedy that threatens the foundation of our collective existence and unity as a nation have fallen on deaf ears.”

CBCN expressed shock over the dastardly attack on a Catholic congregation in Benue on Tuesday (April 24), and a follow-up attack on Christians in another part of the state on Wednesday that reportedly left at least 39 people dead.

Source: News Express

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