Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja
Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that the nation has had enough of the killings in the country.
Okogie said the President’s silence towards the killings in the country showed that a cow is more valuable than him (Okogie).
In a telephone interview with Daily Sun, Okogie further said across the length and breadth of Nigeria, people are fed up with the killings.
Okogie’s warning is sequel to the peaceful march and prayer for Nigeria organized by Catholics in different dioceses across the country yesterday.
Okogie frowned at the attitude of the President towards the killings, saying that the killings were getting rampant and getting too much.
He said the protest was to wake the President up if he is sleeping and to make the President do something about the killings.
“As a good father, if somebody is disturbing you in your house, what will you do? Will you allow the person to continue to disturb you?
“That is what we are saying. It is getting rampant and getting too much. Now, we are trying to make the head of state to do something, to wake up if he is asleep. It is annoying,” Okogie said.
Okogie further said people, across the country, were all annoyed, saying that the situation can lead to something else.
He expressed regret that despite the situation, the President is warming up for a second term in office.
Okogie further expressed regret that Christians in government were keeping quiet over the killings going on in the country.
“Enough is enough! That is my message and the message of the people today. Enough is enough because it can lead to something else.
“Carnage is not good. Spreading blood all because… Then it means that a cow has more value than myself. We are not in India. This is Nigeria.
“And you don’t even say a word. That means the cow is more valuable than me,” Okogie said.