Catholics yesterday in Sokoto led by His Lordship Most Rev Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah marched over 3 kilometers on a prayer procession in Black attires mourning the incessant killings of their fellow country men and women.
Addressing the crowd gathered at Holy Family Cathedral before the commencement of the procession, Bishop Kukah said “our procession is for God to have mercy on us, for God to touch the hearts of these men and women of evil by whatever name they call themselves. May God touch them and may God touch the hearts of those who are involved in their sponsorship.”
“Today we are sending out a very strong signal to the government of Nigeria, Men and women of the Military who are also making a lot of sacrifice that we support them with our prayers for that’s the best we can do. This is not the time to blame anybody. So we believe that God will hear our prayer that politicians will do the best they can do but we believe that sooner or later Nigeria will turn the corner.”
Rounding up the rally, special intercessory prayers were made for the unity, peace and release of those still in captivity in Nigeria led by representatives of different Christian denomination as well as in Arabic by the Muslim community. The rally witnessed over a thousand Nigerians including women, children, Christians and Muslims displaying banners and placards calling for an end to insecurity in the country.