Archbishop Of Canterbury Offers To Help End Nigeria’s Crisis

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I once again exhort president Muhammadu Buhari and other authorities, civil and religious, national and international, urgently to build a coalition to end this violence immediately

The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, yesterday repeated an offer to contribute towards any peace negotiations in Nigeria amid ongoing violence in some parts of the country.

Welby tweeted in January:

Since then, however, the violence has spread, and yesterday Welby raised the situation in the House of Lords.

He said: ‘I once again exhort president Muhammadu Buhari and other authorities, civil and religious, national and international, urgently to build a coalition to end this violence immediately.

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‘In communications earlier this year with the Primate of All Nigeria, His Grace Nicholas Okoh, I offered to contribute towards such effort to the extent such might be useful. I repeat that offer again, knowing, however, that within Nigeria are all the skills needed for resolution of the suffering of the people.

‘My condolences go to those who have lost loved ones and property. I urge the authorities to seek for ways to ameliorate their sufferings and losses. I call on all people of goodwill to continue to pray for the peace of Nigeria.’

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The Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) noted that some 175,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Nigeria’s Benue State and are now living in refugee camps since the start of this year – including more than 80,000 children.

According to World Watch List, an analysis published 2018 by Open Doors USA documenting the persecution of Christians worldwide, Nigeria Ranks 14 On Countries Where Christians Are Persecuted Most.

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