By Frederick Peters, KADUNA
NEWSDAILYNIGERIA – The Archbishop of Kaduna, Most Rev.Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso, has said the Country by all indications has become a failed State considering the plethora of insecurity challenges bedeviling the Nation.
He also lamented the state of insecurity in Kaduna state being one of the epicentres of insecurity in the Country.
He however admonished Nigerians to remain vigilant and alert and do every thing humanly possible to protect themselves while trusting in God to Save them,
He added by expressing his heart felt condolences to communities and families of banditry, kidnapping and communal attacks in the state.
He made this known in his opening address at the 2021 Kaduna Archdiocesan General Assembly on Thursday at the Catholic Social centre,Kaduna, where he further encouraged the priests and Pastoral agents on building Bridges across several divides
” l am sure that no one here needs telling where we are today in our country with regards to insecurity particularly in our dear state that is one of the epicentres of insecurity
” We all seem to have ran out of words or adjectives to describe the situation in the country, we have never had it this bad ” he added
The revered cleric, further said “By all standards we live in a failed State, since the government has told citizens to protect ourselves.We must all remain vigilant and alert at all times doing what is humanly possible to protect ourselves and leave the rest to God”
And to victims of attacks, he said ” On behalf of all of us in the Archdiocese of Kaduna offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to all the communities and families affected by communal clashes and attacks by banditry and kidnappings especially in Kajuru, Chukun and Kachia local government areas”
While assuring them of his continued support and solidarity to their plights he thanked the faithful for their support to the communities affected,
Adding that ” we still have some IDPs in need of help especially those sheltering with family members and friends in Kasuwan magani,Geffe,kalla,Makyali,Doka,M/kajuru” among others
He however charged the Priests and other Pastoral agents ” to continue building bridges across ethnic, religious, political and social divides, let us not relent on our efforts in fostering both ecumenical and interreligious dialogue and intercultural relations” he reiterated
The 2021 General Assembly is expected to end today after several presentations by Speakers and Participants on the theme ” Social Justice ” among other things