Catholic Church Mass Protest In Lagos

catholics faithful on a peaceful protest

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.

catholics observing mass to honour the Benue victims
Catholics observing mass to honour the Benue victims
catholics on a peaceful protest
catholics on a peaceful protest
law enforcement officers maintaing traffic
Law enforcement officers maintaing traffic
Some catholic faithful carrying placards with different inscriptions
Some catholic faithful carrying placards with different inscriptions
some parishioners in a pensive mood
Some parishioners in a pensive mood
catholic faithful observing mass to honour the late Benue state victims
Catholic faithful observing mass to honour the late Benue state victims

 

 

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