Millions of Christians in the diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Nigeria have made plans to wear black clothes on Ash Wednesday on February 26 to show their complaints about the murders in Nigeria and the country’s insecurity.
The Church also mobilizes its members around the world to pray for the challenges of insecurity now in the country.
Rev. Fr. Felix Gobi, the Senior Parish Priest of St. Peter’s Nunkai in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital made this known during today’s mass sermon.
He said the plane “sack Dress Protest” is across all the parishes in Nigeria.
Gobi, while urging his parishioners to come out in their numbers, said the church would continue to show signs of concern over the unjust killings of Christians and Nigerians until the security situation is improve.
“We will continue to talk to our leaders that this way, we want to let them know that the killings of Christians by Boko Haram and killings of Nigerians by arm bandit and kidnappers is a condemned situation and must stop.
“Until we see the will to stop these ceaseless killings and an improved security situation in Nigeria where human lives must be respected, what we are experiencing in Nigeria now is not of God, is Satanic.”
Newsmen, while speaking with members of the church, also gathered that the same announcement about the planed protest was made in all the parishes of the Jalingo Diocese and beyond.
Available information indicates that Roman Catholic churches in major cities in Nigeria such as Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and other large cities will protest on black clothing along the road, while other churches in areas vulnerable will protest in their churches while celebrating Ash Wednesday.