Christians to dress in black attires for Ash Wednesday, to protest killings in Nigeria


Christians across the Diocese of Roman Catholic Church in Nigeria have decided to come out in all black attires for the Ash Wednesday on February 26, 2020.

The millions of Christians in Nigeria have decided to wear all black for ash Wednesday, to show their grievances over the killings in Nigeria and the insecurity situation of the country after the Diocese of Roman Catholic Church in the country mobilised its members all over the world to pray for the current insecurity challenges of the country.

Speaking about the planned “Black Dress Protest,” Rev. Fr. Felix Gobi, the Senior Parish Priest of St. Peter’s Nunkai in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital during today’s mass sermon revealed it will be observed 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.”