Herdsmen killings: Victims’ blood crying out to God for vengeance – Bishops tells FG


The Catholic Bishops of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province, comprises of Ibadan Archdiocese, Osogbo, Oyo, Ekiti, Ondo and Illorin Dioceses, have warned the Federal Government over the incessant killing of innocent Nigerians.

The clerics said blood of those killed was crying out to God for vengeance.

The Bishops, who spoke through their representative, Bishop Emmanuel Badejo, on Thursday, at a public presentation of two books at the John Paul II Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibandan, said people suffered from daily killings and the Government must do everything possible to protect their lives, including babies and pregnant women.

The books were titled: “A Catechism on Human Life: From Conception to Natural Death and A Catechism on Marriage and The Family: The Teachings of the Catholic Church.”


Bishop Badejo noted that in protecting the lives of Nigerians, the Government must not favour anybody, any institution or personality at the expense of people’s lives so as to avoid disintegration and destruction of the Nigerian society.

He said, “The government is supposed to serve the people and everything done by the government must be of benefit to the people, which includes protecting their lives.

“Government must do this not to favour anybody, any institution or personality at the expense of people’s lives.

“Every human life that is lost is blood crying out to God for vengeance and this can mean the destruction of a society.

“We suffer from daily sights of killings of adults, babies and pregnant women.

“Human life is becoming less valuable and any society that tolerates that is on the death row. In Nigeria we don’t want to be on the death row.

“The basic duty of government is to protect human lives, all other things fade into insignificance,” Badejo said.

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