A CATHOLIC priest, Rev. Father Mike Umoh believes that the growing trend of insecurity in parts of the country has more to do with politics rather than religion, stressing that the masterminds have consistently gavin the bombings and thekillings of innocent people across the nation a religious coloration, reports IDOWU OLAIDE.
Rev. Umoh, who is the director of Center for Media Development, CMD, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, made the assertion just as the gubernatorial candidate of Democratic Party of Nigeria, DPN, during the 2011 general elections in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje also condemned the spate of bombings in the country.
Delivering a keynote address at a dinner with Priests/Religious Programme, organized by Serra Club of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Maryland, Lagos, the priest condemned the dastardly acts by the Islamic sect, especially the attacks on Catholic churches in parts of the North.
“There is a lot of injustice and imbalance in the land. I think our political leaders should address the fundamental issues,” he said.
Condemning the security challenges in Nigeria, occasion chairman, Mr. Agbaje said: “It just doesn’t make sense any longer. He explained that the duty of the Sera Club is to support the work of God, adding that it is important to promote the welfare of the clergy and the religious so as to encourage those interested in the vocation.