- The spate of killings across the country has been condemned by the archbishop emeritus of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Okogie
- Okogie warned that the situation could lead to something else if nothing is done
- He said that despite the situation, the president is warming up for a second term in office
Cardinal Anthony Okogie, archbishop emeritus of Lagos, has lamented the spate of killings in Nigeria, saying that the country has had enough of it.
He called the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari to the incessant killings, adding that the president's silence has shown that a cow is more valuable than him (Okogie), The Sun reports.
NAIJ.com notes that Okogie expressed his concern in a telephone interview with The Sun, in which he said across the length and breadth of the country, Nigerians are fed up with the killings.
He said: “As a good father, if somebody is disturbing you in your house, what will you do? Will you allow the person to continue to disturb you? That is what we are saying. It is getting rampant and getting too much. Now, we are trying to make the head of state to do something, to wake up if he is asleep. It is annoying."
Okogie warned that the situation could lead to something else just as he expressed regret that despite the situation, the president is warming up for a second term in office.
He added: “Enough is enough! That is my message and the message of the people today. Enough is enough because it can lead to something else.
“Carnage is not good. Spreading blood all because… Then it means that a cow has more value than myself. We are not in India. This is Nigeria. And you don’t even say a word. That means the cow is more valuable than me."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that thousands of Catholic faithful from the Archdiocese of Abuja on Tuesday, May 22, joined their counterparts all over the nation to protest the killing of two priests and 17 worshipers in a church in Benue state by suspected herdsmen.
The protest which kicked off from the National Christian Centre began with a holy mass at 10am before the commencement of the procession which shut down major roads in Nigeria's capital.
Benue Elders Speak on Herdsmen Attacks | on NAIJ.com TV