In their Communique from their annual episcopal retreat from January 4-8 2021, among other national concerns the Bishops of the Church of Nigeria called on the Government to improve security and rebuild churches destroyed by terrorists.
The Retreat notes with grave concern that there is nowhere in Nigeria that is currently safe, either from the paths to the highways, from the home to the school, from the street to the market place, or from the office to the farm due to the unabating killings by the Boko Haram insurgency, the untamed Fulani Militia attacks, kidnappings, banditry, armed-robbery and ritual killings. The Retreat, therefore, calls on Government to tighten up its security noose so as to guarantee the security of life and property in the country.
PLACES OF WORSHIP DESTROYED BY TERRORISTS
The House of Bishops observes with great concern that since the insurgence by Islamic fundamentalists and other militias, many monumental buildings and structures have been destroyed. While Government has intervened in the reconstruction of many structures destroyed by these unpatriotic elements, many Churches are still left in ruin. The House, therefore, calls on Government to rebuild those Churches to provide a spiritual fulcrum-place of gathering for Christians in the affected areas.