Christians To Wear Black Come Ash Wednesday Procession


The leadership of the Diocese of Roman Catholic Church in Nigeria, have revealed that millions of Christian faithful will embark on a procession come Wednesday, Feb.

26 all clad in black attire during "Ash Wednesday" to display their grievances over the killings in Nigeria and the insecurity situation of the country. Rev. Fr. Felix Gobi, the Senior Parish Priest of St. Peter’s Nankai in Jalingo, the Taraba State made the information public during the mass sermon on Sunday, Feb. 23.

The Reverend while encouraging parishioners to come out en masse, said the church would continue to show signs of concern over the unjust killings of Christians and Nigerians until the security situation is improving.

 According to Rev. Fr. Gobi “Black Dress Protest” is across all the parishes in Nigeria.

 “We will continue to talk to our leaders that this way, we want to let them know that the killings of Christians by Boko Haram and killings of Nigerians by arm bandit and kidnappers is a condemned situation and must stop.“Until we see the will to stop these ceaseless killings and an improved security situation in Nigeria where human lives must be respected, what we are experiencing in Nigeria now is not of God, is Satanic.”  The Church has its members all over the world is being mobilised to pray for the current insecurity challenges of the country.