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Catholics hold peaceful protest nationwide over killings

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The Catholic Mission in Nigeria has organised a nationwide prayer and peaceful protest against incessant killings and attacks in some region of the country.

The religious body said the protest is in line with the directive from the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria.

The solidarity to those killed in Benue State, including two Catholic priests who were brutally murdered during mass.

Catholics in Edo, Oyo, Benue, Lagos, Kaduna, Adamawa states and other parts of the country on Tuesday occupied the streets marching peacefully.

They also carry various placards with inscriptions.

The peaceful protest coincides with the burial of the 17 church members and the two priests killed during a mass in Benue State.

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