Primate sues for peace …Says protests could lead to harvest of mayhem

The Primate of the Church of Nigeria(Anglican Communion) Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh has expressed concern over the escalating youth restiveness, mass protests and violence in some parts of Nigeria and urged the authorities to quickly stem the trend, warming that “a delay in a crisis situation quickens the harvest of mayhem.”
In a recent statement on national issues captioned “seek peace and pursue it” the primate recalled that “Nigeria has witnessed various forms of uprising that started as agitations for remedy of grievances which grew steadily until they plunged the country into crises of terrible magnitude.”
He, therefore, called on the various Nigerian authorities to bring to an immediate end the mass protests which he said were becoming a national embarrassment .
The Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria specifically mentioned the disruptive activities of members of MASSOB and IPOB in the South-East and South-South and urged them “to seek solution to their grievances through dialogue and stop forthwith the mass protests that may soon be hijacked  for purpose they did not intend”.
At the spiritual level Archbishop Okoh submitted that the Advent season “gives us much opportunity to reflect deeply on people’s acts of omission and commission that are occasioning crisis of all sorts in Nigeria”.

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