29th October, 2012
The Kaduna Catholic Archdiocese, on Monday called on the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to dialogue with the Federal Government on ways to “truthfully end the bomb attacks on Christians”.
The Archbishop of the Diocese, Most Rev. Mattew Ndagoso, made the call when CAN officials in the state paid him a solidarity visit over Sunday’s bomb attack on St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Badarawa, Kaduna.
Represented by the Secretary of the diocese, Rev. Fr.Celestine Katung, the Archbishop said that the attacks were disheartening and urged the government to find lasting solutions to the problem.
He expressed the belief that the incessant attacks were politically motivated and said CAN, the government and Muslim leaders must work out an end to the insurgency.
“The Boko Haram issue is political in nature. This is no time for reprisal, we understad the antics and we will put a hold to it. By wrapping up the insurgency, Nigeria will emerge more stronger.”
He urged security agencies to flush out criminals perpetrating evil in the state.
Responding, the CAN Chairman, Rev. Samuel Kujiyat said the visit was to commiserate with the Church over the incidence and to pray for the victims.