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Ezeokafor Calls on Christians to Defend Themselves

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Roman Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Reverend Dr. Paulinus Ezeokafor
Ezeokafor Calls on Christians to Defend Themselves

The Roman Catholic bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has called on Christians around the country to defend themselves against attacks especially those masterminded by the herdsmen.

The cleric said this while reacting to the recent attacks melted out on priests and students of Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Jalingo, Taraba State by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

The Bishop while reacting to the attack said Christians must look for a way to safeguard themselves as it had become obvious that they were no longer needed in Nigeria.

The further accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government of Nigeria of being insensitive to plights of the hapless Nigerian Christians.

“Some people, somewhere have declared full scale war against Nigerian Christians. We have to be vigilant. It is obvious we are no longer needed here. We have to find a way to safeguard our lives.

“We must defend ourselves. We’ll not allow these bloodsucking demons to continue to kill and maim us like chickens,’ Bishop Ezeokafor fumed,” he said.

According to Daily Trust, the cleric who spoke at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Awka, shortly after the news of the seminary attack filtered in, challenged the federal government to come out clean by putting a stop to the mindless killing and maiming of Nigerian Christians.

Suspected Fulani herdsmen in the early hours of Monday, 28 May, 2018 at about 12:30am attacked the priests and students of Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Jalingo the capital Taraba State.

According to the report, the assailants shot sporadically at the Rector’s residence, broke window glasses in the process, shattered windscreen of one of the vehicles belonging to one of the priests, shot and injured one of the priests, Rev. Fr. Cornelius kobah on the leg, and beat up Fr. Stephen Bakari.

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