On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, of the leadership of the Catholic Church in Nigeria mobilised mobilised its members out on a peaceful protest across the country. As early as 8 a.m, thousands of Catholic Church worshipers in Lagos and its environs had gathered at St. Leo, Toyin street, Ikeja for the peaceful protest over the insecurity problems in the country, leading to the killing of two priests and thousands of Worshippers in Benue and other sates of the Federation. The protest was led i Lagos by the Adewale Martins. the Archbishop of Lagos Diocese
The protesters had matched to Government House , Alausa, to meet Akinwumi Ambode, the governor of Lagos state to deliver their message to President Muhammadu Buhari to show the level of people’s anger in the country. In the message which was signed by Martin, the Archibishop of the Lagos Diocese, the Church decried the insecurity problems and the incessant killings in Benue, Taraba and other states in the Federation. some of the placards carried by the protesting Catholic Worshippers, reads: Bahari, facilitate the release ofLeah Kharmu, and the remaining Chibok girls who are still in Boko Haram custody. Appealing to Buhari to act as a matter of urgency, the Church said , ”it is the only to guarantee the unity of the country” .
Yakubu Yusuf and Uche Nwosisi,, followed the protesters from the St. Leo Catholic Church premises at Toyin Street to the Government House , Alausa, to cover the proceedings.