The Southern Kaduna Christian Leaders Affiliation (SKCLA) on Wednesday lamented what it described as “continued persecution of monks within the nation”, whereas charging Federal and Kaduna state governments to research and put an finish to the problem.
Nigerians have suffered incessant assaults by bandits and terrorists throughout the nation, notably within the Northwest and Northeast geopolitical zones, the place criminals have repeatedly kidnapped Nigerians for ransom and attacked small communities to rustle their livestock.
However Chairman of the Southern Kaduna Christian Leaders Affiliation, Apostle Emmanuel Nuhu Kure, in a press release he issued on Wednesday in response to the information of the ugly homicide of Rev. Fr. John Mark Chitenum, one of many two kidnapped Catholic monks in Kafanchan diocese, questioned why such sufferings are being meted out to monks.
Apostle Kure who lamented “the rising circumstances of monks being kidnapped and in some circumstances killed by their abductors, even after receiving ransoms,” he tasked safety operatives to at all times be proactive of their response to crime and criminalities, as an alternative of reacting to such dastardly acts.
He described the murdered priest as “one of many lively members of the Affiliation who has contributed in no small means in giving course to the Christian communities within the space”.
The SKCLA nevertheless, expressed their “condolence to the Catholic neighborhood, particularly the quick household of the deceased priest, Bishop and Laity of Kafanchan Diocese over the lack of one in every of their most interesting monks and prayed God to reveal his killers and rescue all these within the den of kidnappers”.