‘Christmas Day Bomb Blast: No Mass Burial For Victims’

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The Catholic Bishop of Minna, Niger state, Most Rev Martin Igwe Uzoukwu on Thursday at a press conference at St Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger state where a Christmas day bomb blast claimed over 40 lives, stated that the victims of the blast will be given decent burial on a yet to be announced date.

Most Rev Martin Igwe Uzoukwu addressing the press over the Bomb blast.

He refuted statements which claimed that the victims would be given mass burial and stated that the date for the decent burial for the victims would be announced after due consultations with bereaved family members.

The Bishop called on well meaning Nigerians and all people of good will to strongly condemn the ugly and barbaric act which was targeted at innocent and peaceful citizens.

Expressing his emotion over the dastardly act, the Bishop affirmed that the church lost more than 40 persons, including women and children with many others wounded, and maybe maimed forever.

He decried the act of terrorism unleashed on the Christian community on a day when Christians across the world gathered to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ and challenged the perpetrators of the terrorist act to come and tell the world what the Christian community in Niger state had done to deserve such treatment.

Bishop Uzoukwu noted that the Christian community in the state had suffered series of attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram Islamic sect which he noted has claimed responsibility for the Christmas day blast.

He called on peace loving Muslims friends to come out like the Sultan of Sokoto had done, and publicly condemn the act.

He also enjoined the federal and the Niger state governments to stand up against the Boko Haram sect which had claimed responsibility for the blast.

Reiterating the stand of the Sultan of Sokoto to the effect that the incident was not a fight between Islam and Christianity but a fight between good and evil, Bishop Uzoukwu called on members of the parish to be vigilant and and be on the alert and to offer information to security agencies regarding any criminal in their areas.

He also called on both Christians and Muslims to pray for at least fifteen minutes daily for peace to reign in Nigeria.
—Nnamdi Felix / Madalla


  1. biafra boy

    mr week president u beta be careful,we igbos have surferd so much,can somebody ask me why?

  2. biafra boy

    i myself believe that the only solution for our nigeria is to divide, because things are geting out of hand, they are just intolerable,

  3. Salihu A.

    Yes your right our leaders and we, must check our mind, but to crack this evil I suggest if the government can use local security forces like hunters, opc, people of ali kwara and their like across the country.

    1. AuwalDUsman

      Yes Salihu ur ryt ur suggestìön is welcomed advice. If all these people r using spritual act people like (ALI KWARA) cn tackle dem! Fedral govt. Pls use this advice!

  4. Kingsolomon

    I don’t agree with with what the Sultan of Sokoto said. Boko Haram has gone religious, & we are ready now!

  5. Wisdomie

    I think federal government may have a solution for this violences going on in our dear country because for every action there’s a requiremen needed for it;to safe one life is far better than to keep money. Though those that are responsible for this act they did it in other to blame the government of our dear president,Stop evil act God is watching U…

  6. Richie Okoye

    Let the leaders of this country provide more security personel and gadgets to enhance effective policing of the entire country. Nigerians be security concious where ever you are, pray fervently for Nigeria.

  7. Agbaje

    To me, this is n’t a religion matter of course.all what we need is just a prayer.let all our leaders check thier mind toward masses.are they have good mind or what at all?They are there for thier purpose,n’t anybody own.our own dutie is to vote them there,while thiers is to pay thier responsibilities.

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