The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama, on Sunday lamented over the state of insecurity in the country.
The cleric further stated that farmers are now scared to go to their farms, adding that students are also afraid of going to school due to fear of kidnappers and bandits.
Kaigama stated this during a sermon at Sacred Heart Parish, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday.
He also called on the Federal Government to attend to the security challenges affecting its citizens.
He said: “Today that farmers cannot go to the farm for fear of bandits and kidnappers, children are not safe in school and youths are frustrated to the point desperation, leaders must wake up to their responsibilities, to help heal the trauma of poverty, the psychological stress of insecurity and the fatigue of daily life.”
“Leaders can command the respect of people only when they don’t pursue their personal comfort or engage in an arrogant display of wealth and the paraphernalia of power.”
“As Jesus identified with the sick, the suffering and downtrodden, our leaders must make conscious efforts to alleviate people’s suffering.”