Catholic faithfuls across Nigeria on Wednesday dressed in black attires to protest the security challenge the country is facing.
According to the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria, the Church had instructed all its members throughout the country to put on black attires to mark this year’s ash Wednesday and to press home their demand against the spate of Insecurity in the country.
The statement signed by the president of the CBCN, Archbishop Augustine Akubeze, will be read at masses across Catholic churches today.
At today’s “Day of Prayer Procession” to kick off the Lenten season and protest the state of insecurity in the country, Catholics dressed mostly in black attended the Ash Wednesday service in Our Lady Queens of Nigeria in Abuja.,
The statement also called on the government to live up to its responsibility of protecting Nigerians.
Stressing the importance of peace, the statement reads: “May we, once again, remind all the arms of the government in Nigeria and all whose responsibility it is to protect Nigerians that without security there can be no peace, and without peace, there can be no development or national growth.”
BREAKING: US Embassy Shuts Down Operations In Lagos
THE United States Government, yesterday said it is shutting down it’s embassy in Lagos State for two days owing to the ongoing nationwide protest in the country.
It also warned its citizens in Nigeria to be wary of the protest in the country by being vigilante and avoid areas affected by the ongoing protests.
Though the U.S Mission Nigeria in the statement posted on its twitter handle, @USinNigeria failed shed light on its position on the protest, it stated that it will be shutting down the US Consulate in Lagos for two days starting from Tuesday.
The statement reads: “Multiple demonstrations are ongoing across Nigeria – to include areas within the consular districts of Abuja and Lagos.
“Although most demonstrations are peaceful, some have become violent and have shut down major thoroughfares and bridges.
“Some police stations have been targeted. Lagos State closed all schools indefinitely as of October 19 due to protests and implemented a 24-hour curfew starting at 4:00 p.m. on October 20. Consulate General Lagos is closed for the rest of today and tomorrow.
“We continue to urge all U.S. citizens to avoid areas around protests and demonstrations and to check local media for updates and traffic advisories. Continue to be vigilant and avoid areas affected by the protests.”
Despite Sanwo-Olu’s 4pm Curfew, Protesters Refuse To Leave Toll Gate (VIDEOS)
Watch video as they come out in mass to stage the protests… One of ur Protesters was interviewed by a reporter listen to the anger in his voice as he talks…
9 Likes 2 Shares
Entertainment9 months ago
See Photos From The Wedding Of Catholic Rev Sister Who Left The Convent To Marry Her Boo
News6 months ago
PHOTO: North Korea’s Leader, Kim Jong Un Dies After Heart Surgery, His Sister To Take Over
News6 months ago
BREAKING: Saudi Arabia Suspends Ramadan Prayers Globally, Tells Muslims What To Do
News7 months ago
BREAKING: Queen Elizabeth Tested Positive For Covid-19, Buckingham Palace Confirms
News2 days ago
Multichoice Breaks Silence, Reveals Why All Stations Are On For Viewers
Crime6 months ago
ABOMINATION!!! Youngest Alaafin’s Queen Chased Out Of Palace For Cheating With Fuji Musician, Wasiu Ayinde
News5 months ago
BREAKING: Buhari’s New Chief Of Staff, Gambari Resigns Appointment
News7 months ago
Fears!! One Dies On Bus, 32 Others Tested As A New ‘Hantavirus’ Breaks Out In China