“To those who incite this violence and looting for political ends, we call upon them to rise above political interests, to protect life, and to preserve the common good,” the bishop said.
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Bishops in Nigeria have repeatedly called on the government to do more to improve security in the country.
The May 17 attack occurred days after Nigerian military personnel conducted aerial strikes across locations believed to be occupied by bandits in Kaduna State.
The arrests follow a directive from South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir to “carry out an expeditious investigation” into the incident.
Fr. Carlassare is in a stable condition, and reportedly told the superiors of the Comboni missionaries in Italy: “Pray not so much for me, but for the people of Rumbek who are suffering more than me.”
The seminarian, still suffering injuries from his abduction, was dumped by kidnappers Jan. 18 on the side of Nigeria’s Kaduna-Abuja highway.
Residents of the vast area stretching from Senegal to Sudan have been impacted.