Pope Francis shows concern, calls for prayer for Nigeria

0 151

Pope Francis while lending a voice to the present situation in Nigeria says he is following “with particular concern,” as protests against police brutality have turned chaotic.

Pope Francis on Sunday said that he is “following with particular concern the news that is coming out of Nigeria, regarding the violent clashes that have recently occurred between law enforcement and several young protesters.”

He went on to say that “Let us pray to the Lord that any form of violence may always be avoided, in the constant search for social harmony through the promotion of justice and the common good.”

Recall that Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Saturday ordered the immediate mobilization of all officers to “reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters.”

While President Muhammadu Buhari had disbanded the unit but protesters went on to agitate for broader reforms.

The President reported that at least 69 people have died since the protests began, many of whom are civilians. Others include police officers and soldiers.

 237 total views

Read More  Military recalls retired medical personnel over coronavirus
Need Help? Chat with us