BOKO HARAM: We need to change our lifestyle to reflect the times, Nigeria is at war – Catholic Church


Following the continued attacks by Boko Haram fighters  in the North- Eastern part of the country, the Catholic Church has said  it is clear that Nigeria is at war.

The church also observed  that despite the situation, Nigerians are moving on as if nothing is happening.

Speaking with journalists in Calabar, Yesterday, Fr. Evaristus Bassey, an Executive Secretary of the Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria stated that  it was sad that people were more interested in elections in 2015 than the growing state of insecurity in the country.

According to report from Punch:

He said the foundation is the humanitarian and human development wing of the Catholic Church in Nigeria.

Bassey said, “We need to change our lifestyle to reflect the times. We need to know that Nigeria is in a war situation. We need to lend a helping hand to the people out there.

“We can’t go around eating and drinking when people don’t even have a place to sleep. Even our girls have not been brought back. We are gradually forgetting about them. In the midst of this people, (we) are still talking about things like campaigns. It is tragic.

“Thousands of people have been displaced. People are living in the hills. People have no food to eat and they are living in fear of their lives. Churches have ceased to be places of worship but places of refuge for displaced people.

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