The Bodija to Agidi State Secretariat road in Ibadan was taken over by Catholic demomstrators today. They were led by the Archbishop of Ibadan Archdiocese, Gabriel Abegunrin.
The protest was part of a nationwide protests ordered by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), the protests are aimed at showing the Church’s displeasure about the incessant killings going on in different parts of the country.
The demonstrators included priests, Reverend Sisters, Seminarians, Knights and other church members. They marched from the SS Peter and Paul Seminary, Bodija to the Governors Office at the state secretariat where they were received by the governor’s Chief of Staff, Gbade Ojo.
The nationwide protests coincided with the burial of two priests and 17 parishioners killed by marauding herdsmen last month.
Reverend Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha and 17 worshippers were at a morning Mass when the killers struck at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Ukpor-Mbalom, Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State on April 24.