Pope Francis condemned on Wednesday the killing of scores of farmers
that offended the name of God
The Abubakar Shekau’s faction of Boko Haram has since claimed responsibility for the killings which left
at least 43 people dead.
Francis spoke of Saturday’s attack during his weekly general audience, held virtually from his library in
the Vatican because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I want to assure my prayers for Nigeria, where blood has unfortunately been spilled once more in a terrorist
attack,” he said in his weekly general audience.
Remembering those who he said were “brutally killed”, he said: “May God welcome them in his peace and
comfort their families, and convert the hearts of those who commit similar atrocities, which gravely offend his