Killing of innocent Nigerians must stop, Bishop tells FG

The Bishop of Ile-Oluji Anglican Communion Diocese, Bishop Abel Ajibodu has advised the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to the killing of innocent Nigerians.

Ajibodu revealed this at the Bishop’s Charge for the First Session of the Fourth Synod held at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Ile-Oluji, Ondo State.

He said the continued killings of bandits should be stopped just as he expressed concern over the sporadic increase in kidnappings of students, farmers, traditional leaders, travellers, religious leaders, laborers in the building.

“We join other well-meaning Nigerians in condemning the killings across the country and the recent massacre at St Francis Catholic Church, Owo in Ondo State.

“Instead of showing concern and taking preemptive action, most senior federal and state government officials are much more concerned about the 2023 presidential and gubernatorial, senatorial, and House of Representatives elections.

“The sporadic increase is worrying, but what about the lowering of the standard of our societal value system? Nudity in the name of fashion, drug addiction, sexual perversion and the promotion of programs that induce them are now commonplace. Why chase shadows when the causative factors are not taken into account.

“The continued slaughter of farmers and the (countrywide) looting of villagers by herders since the establishment of this administration is disturbing. It becomes more worrying when people who commit this genocide across the country are known to be of the same ethnicity and religion,” he said.

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