International Day of Peace IAWPA worries over attacks on religious centres in Nigeria. The International Association of World Peace Advocates (IAWPA) has raised concern about recent attacks on churches and mosques around Nigeria.
The organization expressed sorrow that worship centers had turned into the easy target in response to even the least provocation during an event commemorating the seventh anniversary of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on Wednesday in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State.
Speaking at the event was Mrs. Adejoke Adefulire, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals, who noted that the attacks on religious sites are a departure from the SDGs plan for 2030 and urged people to invest in social cohesion and safeguarding human rights.
The SA states that attacks against religious buildings, including as mosques and churches, are increasing in Nigeria and are frequently considered as easy targets during unrest and conflicts. Most clear manifestations of disrespect for one another and for our shared humanity are attacks on these places of worship.
Since there can be no development without peace and no peace without development, our religious sites serve as potent symbols of our collective consciousness and the true origins of our societies. As a result, when these sites are continuously attacked, so too is our ability to sustainably develop our societies.