Archbishop Kaigama Reacts to herdsmen attacks, asks Nigerians to defend themselves
Following the incessant killings and attacks by Fulani herdsmen, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama has called on Nigerians to defend themselves against banditry attacks.
Speaking in Abuja at a press conference while marking his 62nd birthday, the Man of God, called for dialogue, justice and reconciliation.
He also, urged the government to do more to protect the people from criminal elements seeking death and destruction, blaming the social unrest and the insecurity affecting the nation on injustice.
In his words: “Killing human beings is criminal. It is a grievous sin and totally ungodly. It’s so sad the way we kill in this county. it does not portray the country in good light.
“So, I am sad that the killings have not stopped. I am not sure that enough is being done at all levels to bring these killings to a comprehensive stop.
“Unjust attacks call for self-defense. This is in line with theological principles. It is a naivety to sit back and be killed because you’re a man of peace.
“We don’t encourage attacking people for no just cause but you can defend yourself. Above all, we urge for dialogue and reconciliation.”
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News