The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Reverend Ignatius Kaigama has lamented Nigeria’s current state of insecurity.
Kaigama said that farmers were now afraid of going to their farms, adding that students were also afraid of going to school due to fear of kidnappers and bandits.
The Catholic Bishop spoke during a sermon at Sacred Heart Parish, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday.
Kaigama urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to wake up to its responsibility of protecting Nigerians.
He also charged the government to make efforts towards alleviating the suffering of Nigerians.
He said: “Today that farmers cannot go to the farm for fear of bandits and kidnappers, children are not safe in school and youths are frustrated to the point desperation, leaders must wake up to their responsibilities, to help heal the trauma of poverty, the psychological stress of insecurity and the fatigue of daily life.
“Leaders can command the respect of people only when they don’t pursue their personal comfort or engage in an arrogant display of wealth and the paraphernalia of power.
“As Jesus identified with the sick, the suffering and downtrodden, our leaders must make conscious efforts to alleviate people’s suffering.”