As insecurity ravages the entire landscape, indigenes of Anambra State on Monday gathered to pray for Ala Igbo, Nigeria and the world at large. Archbishop Valerian Okeke, the Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha and the Metropolitan See of the Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province leads prayers for peace in Ala Igbo and Nigeria on Monday April 4 At the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha, it was a full house as Archbishop Valerian Okeke who is also the Metropolitan See of the Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province presided over the prayer session in Onitsha axis.
In attendance was the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, his traditional chiefs and thousands of priests among over 10,000 of congregants.
”We gathered in faith today, to call down the mercy of our loving Father, Almighty God on our land, on our people, on the country, on all men and women of goodwill, not only here, but all over the world, ’said Archbishop Valerian Okeke.
‘We pray for security of life and property, for the spirit of true brotherhood, for sustainable development, for peace and joy among ourselves, among our people, for the entire country Nigeria, for the South East, Ala Igbo, and for our state Anambra. May God fight for us and manifest his glory on Ala Igbo and give us peace.’He concluded.