Pope Francis speaks on insecurity in Nigeria saying "I pray for those who have died, those Injured and the entire population"

Pope Francis has made an appeal to the federal government to find ways to end the killings in Nigeria. 

The Holy Father made the appeal at his usual Wednesday General Audience in the Vatican on Wednesday, September 29

However, Pope Francis called on the Federal Government to guarantee the safety of all citizens as he sent words of comfort and

consolation to all Nigerians including the victims of the recent attacks in Madamai Abun village in

Kaura Local Government of the Southern part of Kaduna State, where suspected Islamist militants allegedly

ravaged the community, killed 34 persons, and injured many.

So, he said “I learnt with pain the news of the armed attacks that took place last Sunday against the villages of Madamai Abun,

in northern Nigeria. I pray for those who have died, for those who have been injured, and for

the entire Nigerian population,” the Pope stated.

He also said he hopes the country guarantees the safety of all the citizens always.

Furthermore, The Pope has in recent times condemned abductions and attacks in Nigeria.

In February, he condemned the kidnapping of more than 300 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata-Mafara local government area of Zamfara state, which he described as “vile”.

By Taiyelolu A

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