The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, on Friday, urged the Federal Government to shun all forms of propaganda against religious leaders who disagree with its performance, and urged it to step up actions to end the pervasive insecurity in the country.
The clergymen who rejected the charge of alleged plot to destabilise the country through a military takeover, warned that the country may collapse and become ungovernable if spirals of banditry continue, while the government continued to ignore constructive criticisms.
These were stressed in a statement signed by CBNC President, Archbishop Augustine Akubeze, which was titled ‘Urgent Call to the Federal Government to be Open to Criticism in Addressing the Pervading Insecurity in Nigeria.’
The warnings came on the heels of the travails faced by the iconoclastic Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria, AMEN.
He became less visible recently, only to appear later after protests by his followers. Mbaka said he was serving a punishment placed on him by the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Calistus Onaga.