BY ISRAEL BULUS, KAFANCHAN
Catholic Bishops under auspices of Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province have called for genuine commitment from the part of Government and the people in resolving the crisis ravaging communities in southern Kaduna and by extension their region.
They made the call in a press statement signed by the Metropolitan Chairman, Most Rev Mathew Man’Oso Ndagoso and it’s Secretary, Most Rev John Niyiring issued at the end of their provincial meeting in Kafanchan on Tuesday, 18th August 2020.
The Bishops explained that peace can only be restored if the people agree to put aside their differences and live as one.
They tasked the Federal and Kaduna State Governments to do more in terms of showing empathy to the victims of these attacks instead of abandoning them in their grief.
The Metropolitan Chairman who doubles as the Archbishop of Kaduna also advocated wider consultation across spectrum and also the patience by the Kaduna State Governor to listen to those who do not agree with him, for lasting peace to be achieved.
The Catholic Bishops also challenged the political class in Southern Kaduna to rise beyond the boundaries of ethnicity, party and religious affiliations and see their people as one, instead of playing politics with the lives of the people.
They however, commended the sacrifices made so far by the traditional and religious rulers and enjoined them to remain relentless to service for their people.
LEADERSHIP reports that the Bishops of the Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province, comprising Kaduna, Kano, Kontagora, Minna, Sokoto, Kafanchan and Zaria, met to pray with the people and extend their condolences and stand in solidarity with the people of Southern Kaduna as a result of the recent killings in the area.
All the seven Catholic Bishops also took out time to visit the traditional rulers affected by the crisis to sympathize with them and pray for peace to return in their lands.