…..As Priests protest Killings in Kaduna

NEWSDAILYNIGERIA: The Chaplain of the Kaduna Polytechnic chaplaincy, late Rev. Fr. Vitus Valshima Borogo, recently killed by terrorists in Kaduna, has been buried.

Late Borogo who was attacked and killed in Kujama while in his farm by suspected terrorists, was also the chairman Kaduna Archdiocesan local organizing committee,( LOC) of the synod on synodality.

Speaking shortly after celebrating the funeral mass, the Archbishop of Kaduna, His Grace Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso lamented the death of the priest and two others within a year in the hands of terrorists and how the spate of killings in the land had made Nigerians prisoners in their country.

According to him, Nigerians were traumatised at the stage of loosing hope, as some Nigerians had no reason to live again because of the way things were going on in the land.

He said, it is so painful that within one year the church has buried three priests who died in the hands of bandits, adding that the most painful one was the of the late Rev. Father Aketeh whose burial took place last three weeks without his corpse.

Ndagoso said, “Over my 60 years of age, we have not seen it this bad as it is now. Even during the civil war, it was not bad as it is now. Something is wrong with leadership of this country. We live in confusion in this country.

“We no longer have tears in our eyes because the source of our tears have dried up because of constant crying. We have also lost our voices because when you talk, nobody listens. You cry, nobody hears your cry but we will not loose hope. One day, God will wipe our tears.” he added

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Ndagoso further called on government to recruit young people who are willing to safeguard this country, adding that there were so many millions of young men who are willing to defend their land.

“Any politician who can not secure Nigerians should not be vying for any political position. It is better the person withdraw from the race,” he added.

In the same, Catholic priests of the Kaduna Archdiocese embarked on a peaceful protest, shortly, after the funeral mass of their slain colleague to express their displeasure over the inaction of the authorities to do the needy in securing the lives of Nigerians.

The Priests in large numbers were seen carrying placards with several inscriptions such as ‘we are priests and not terrorists’, ‘government should secure Nigerians’, ‘anyone who kill lost his/her right to life’, ‘justice must be served’ , ‘do we still have a government?’


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