Why I Support Catholic Priests’ Procession – Senator


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The senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district in the National Assembly, Sen. Shehu Sani has expressed his support for Tuesday’s procession embarked upon by Catholic priests to protest killings across the country.

Sani, who made this known via his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday, said the procession would help awaken the consciousness of the nation towards the killings.

Describing the procession as a “welcome development”, he said the nation must always maintain the need to condemn evil.

He tweeted, “The nationwide peaceful procession by the Catholic faithfuls over the killings in the country is a welcome development. Such a momentum is needed to recharge our conscience and propel an action. The nation must not lose its sense of outrage against an execrable and abhorrent evil.”

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) had directed all faithful to embark on the peaceful procession tagged ‘March for Life’ to protest killing of innocent persons across Nigeria.

The procession took place on Tuesday as the two priests and 17 other parishioners killed in Benue State last month were laid to rest.
Suspected armed herdsmen had invaded Mbalon community and attacked St. Ignatius Catholic Church at Ayar Mbalom in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State about a month ago and killed two priests – Rev Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha — and other 17 worshipers during early morning mass.

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