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Calling for the break-up of Nigeria is shameful - Catholic Bishops send message to Biafra agitators

Calling for the break-up of Nigeria is shameful - Catholic Bishops send message to Biafra agitators

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has lashed out at those calling for the disintegration of Nigeria describing it as a very shameful call.

- Catholic bishops called on the government to be fair to all Nigerians

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- The group lamented the spate of hate speech in the country

- It described the call for secession as shameful

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has lashed out at those calling for the disintegration of Nigeria describing it as shameful.

According to report, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama who is the president of CBCN made this comment while declaring open the second plenary meeting of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, 2017 holding at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cathedral in Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.

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He noted that the lack of social justice was responsible for the growing agitation for secession.

He called for peace and unity in the country and emphasized the need for social justice for minority ethnic groups.

He said: “There are shameful calls for break-up of the country and so much hate speeches going on.

“This is not the way out, the way out is to correct the level of injustice that has been done to minority ethnic nationalities in the country.

“There are better options on how to address the nation’s challenges.”

Meanwhile, the Nigerian police reacted to news flying around that the army attacked the home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Sunday, September 10.

According to a report by Premium Times, the Abia state police command commissioner, Leye Oyebade, claimed that the soldiers were passing through Kanu's residence when they were attacked by members of the IPOB.

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