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800px Flag of NigeriaAfter at least three Catholic priests were murdered in 2019, Cardinal John Cardinal Onaiyekan says “insecurity is getting out of hand” in Nigeria. Two priests - Father David Tanko and Father Paul Offu - were murdered in separate incidents in August alone.

“In a way, we can say that we are not surprised that even the priests are not exempted from the general insecurity in the land. It is not as if those hoodlums or the bandits will take their time to make sure that they do not kill a priest. They don’t seem to have any sense of horror about anything,” Onaiyekan told the Daily Post, a national Nigerian daily.

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