Archbishop of Canterbury sends condolences to Nigeria about shooting at Lekki Tollgate

Archbishop of Canterbury sends condolences to Nigeria about shooting at Lekki Tollgate

The Archbishop of Canterbury is the latest eminent personality to send condolences to Nigeria about the shooting of innocent protesters at Lekki Tollgate in Lagos State on Tuesday, October 20th.

The Archbishop of Canterbury who is serving the church of England and worldwide Anglican Communion gave his condolences about the issue in a message on his official Twitter account.

The message said, “The deliberate shooting of unarmed protestors in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria last week was an outrage. I say this as a human being, as a Christian, and as the leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion – which counts some 18 million Nigerians as part of our global family.

But I also say this as a British citizen, knowing that in our recent colonial past the UK has committed appalling acts of violence.

“I had no status to apologise on behalf of the British government for that atrocity. But I could speak of my shame, sorrow and horror that it happened

And while I absolutely have no place to lecture or rebuke Nigeria, a country that is very dear to my heart, I can say this: learn from our mistakes. Do not go further down the path of violence and injustice. Turn around and find the path of peace, justice and reconciliation.

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