- Apr 13, 2021
A Nigerian bishop has drawn the ire of the government after saying the country has become a killing field under President Muhammadu Buhari.
Bishop Hyacinth Egbebo of Bomadi called on the Nigerian government to put an end to the oil spills in the Niger Delta region.
In separate Ash Wednesday homilies, Catholic bishops advised Nigerians to use Lent to pray for peace and stability.
The Christian Association of Nigeria told a group threatening Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto to stop and said security agencies must ensure his safety.
Auxiliary Bishop Moses Chikwe of Owerri and his driver, Robert Ndubuisi, were released by their abductors Jan. 1 after being kidnapped five days earlier.
Auxiliary Bishop Moses Chikwe of Owerri, Nigeria, and his driver were kidnapped late Dec. 27
The Catholic bishop of Gboko, Nigeria, and the Knights of Columbus added their voices to a Dec. 17 congressional hearing spotlighting sectarian violence in Nigeria in which thousands of Christians have been killed simply for their faith identity.
Several Nigerian bishops, including the head of the bishops’ conference, have criticized police attacks that have left at least 10 protesters dead and hundreds injured. The bishops say the protests are symptomatic of ongoing corruption issues in the country.