- May 25, 2020
A Catholic bishop in Nigeria says the policies of the central government is giving the terrorist group Boko Haram a “confidence boost.”
Nigeria’s bishops have once again called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to restore peace to Africa’s most populous country.
After at least three Catholic priests have been murdered in 2019, Cardinal John Cardinal Onaiyekan says “insecurity is getting out of hand” in Nigeria.
Several Catholic bishops appealed to the Nigerian government to expedite actions that will lead to the release of Leah Sharibu and other girls held captive by Boko Haram insurgents.
In Nigeria, with the leading candidates both northern Muslims, the Christian vote may be decisive in sweeping the incumbent from power for the second time in as many elections in Africa’s most populous country.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has told the nation’s Catholic bishops that there are no plans to turn the African powerhouse into an Islamic state.