AFRICA/NIGERIA – Six months after the massacre of the Saint-François-Xavier church in Owo, questions are being asked about who committed it – Agenzia Fides

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Abuja (Agenzia Fides) – More than six months after the June 5 massacre at St. Francis Xavier Church in Owo, Ondo State (see Fides, 6/6/2022), Nigerians are waiting for the holding a trial against those arrested for their participation in the massacre (which left 40 dead and 80 injured).

On August 9, the Nigerian army announced the arrest of four people accused of the massacre at the Catholic Church. The announcement was made to the media by the Nigerian Army Chief of Staff, General Lucky Irabor, that the arrests took place on August 1. Two other people were arrested a few days later (see Fides, 11/8/2022).”General Irabor, Nigeria is still waiting”, Bishop Felix Femi Ajakaye, Bishop of Ekiti, a neighboring diocese of Ondo, said in a statement asking for an update on the investigation and progress in the prosecution of the accused. ”More than ever, the people who have been arrested must be judged now,” he stressed.

AFRICA/NIGERIA – Six months after the massacre of the Saint-François-Xavier church in Owo, questions are being asked about who committed it – Agenzia Fides

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