The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, has said that Nigeria is becoming one of the most terrorized nations in the world and asked the federal government to end the high level of insecurity in the country in the interest of the traumatised present generation.
The clerics made this known in a communique issued to journalists in Abuja by the national director of social communications, catholic secretariat of Nigeria, Abuja at the end of the second plenary of the Bishops’ conference on Thursday.
In the communique co-signed by the CBCN president, Archbishop Augustine Akubeze; and secretary, Most Revd Camillus Umoh, the catholic bishops said that the government must be balanced and seen to be so in its response to the challenges of insecurity.
While condemning the widespread attacks by bandits, they stated that “life has never been so cheap, nor has Nigeria ever been at the stage we are now.”
The Catholic bishops said it is clearly in the interest of the federal government, and of the entire nation, to ensure that the youths in all parts of the country are gainfully employed as a way of reducing the unrest in the land.