The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Reverend Dr. Paulinus Ezeokafor, says the recent attack on Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, that left many people dead is an eye opener to the Mother Church and all Churches in Nigeria.
Speaking with journalists at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Awka, Bishop Ezeokafor said the attack was a wake-up call for all Christians in Nigeria, noting that it was obvious that the assailants were up against Christians and Christianity.
He stated that lives were meant to be cherished and protected, adding that what happened at Owo and some parts of the country were a calculated attempt to instill fear among Christians in Nigeria.
Bishop Ezeokafor, who attributed some of the atrocious acts to illiteracy, lack of quality education, warped indoctrination, and unemployment, called on government at all levels to provide jobs for the teeming unemployed youths, pay more attention to education, saying that with job opportunities and quality education, the challenges bedeviling the nation would be addressed drastically.
He expressed worry over the way and manner the Federal government is handlings ASUU strike, noting that students have been idling away because the strike has lasted for months, while leaders are busy talking about 2023 general elections