AFRICA/NIGERIA – “We are under siege” says the Archbishop of Kaduna where 4 seminarians were kidnapped

Agency Fides | Jan. 20, 2020

Abuja (Agenzia Fides) – “No other Country will tolerate this type of insecurity without calling for mass protests. Definitely our country is under siege”, said His Exc. Mgr. Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso, Archbishop of Kaduna, Nigeria, the archdiocese where on the evening of January 8 four seminarians were kidnapped in the” Good Shepherd” Major Seminary of Kakau along the Kaduna-Abuja highway (see Fides, 13/1/2020).
“This is the third time kidnapping is happening directly to our diocese”, said the Archbishop. “I can’t sleep at the thought of the conditions that the four students are experiencing,” added Archbishop Ndagoso.
“People can no longer sleep with two eyes closed, yet our leaders have the courage to say that there is security in the Country”, said Archbishop Ndagoso, who adds that the population seems to be resigned to growing insecurity. “I think people now seem to have given up on the security situation because there is nothing they can do, they just resigned to fate”.
The Archbishop wonders why security cannot be restored in the area because “with the technologically developed security gadgets in the 21st century, there is nowhere in the world, even underwater that criminals cannot be traced or tracked”. “But security agencies keep on saying that they are on top of the situation”.

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