By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu
The Diocese of Udi Anglican Communion, Enugu State, last weekend expressed worry over what it described as unending killings in the country, describing it as dangerous for the nation's corporate existence.
The Udi Anglican Communion bemoaned industrial unrest plaguing the country and the persecution of the Church, insisting that the federal government must wake up to its responsibility.
The Diocese said this while reviewing state of the nation in a communiqué/resolution after its Fourth Synod at St. Peter's Church Nachi, in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.
In the communiqué signed by Rt. Rev'd Chijioke Augustine Aneke, the Bishop of Udi, the Diocese urged Christians to engage in fervent prayers to avert or minimize those unpleasant incidents while commending the Federal Government for passing into law financial autonomy.
The communiqué reads: “The synod decries the killing of Christian faithful, including the killing in cold blood, of two priests and 27 worshippers inside the church in Benue State, and enjoins all Christians to empathize and show solidarity with fallen soldiers of Christ, knowing that the body of Christ is one.
“The synod expresses dismay at some of Igbo traditional rulers who collect cows and cash gifts from the Fulani herdsmen and provide them unrestricted access to their communities.
“In doing so, they provide avenues for the herdsmen to unleash destruction on the farms of the rural dwellers, while raping and slaughtering innocent people in the community.
“The synod calls on the traditional rulers to mobilize their communities into a firm defensive posture in tandem with the police and other security agencies for the protection of the communities.”