The Catholic Diocese of Minna, has cried out over alleged neglect of the 2011 Christmas day bomb blast survivors at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State.
It noted that while many of them are still carrying pellets of bullet in their bodies, the masterminds of the unprovoked bloodletting is walking a free man.
Administrator of the Diocese, Rev. Father Augustine Fokchet in an interview to mark the 7th year anniversary of the martyrs also explained that, families of the 21 persons who lost their lives in the attack are yet to recover from the trauma.
According to him, “The families to most of the victims are currently suffering psychological challenges, the ugly incident was not just very painful but very, very unfortunate though it had come and gone to the Glory of God.
“It is really very unfortunate but it has come and gone. Since then every year the Catholic Diocese of Minna, dedicated every first Friday in February to remember the 21 victims of the bomb blasts whom we see as our martyrs.
“The Bishop of Minna Diocese, Most Rev. Martins Uzoukwu has made the place a big pilgrimage and events Centre. First Fridays in February, we go there to celebrate Mass and pray for the souls of those who died in the attack. We go to their graves side to pray on their tombs.”
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