The CBCN disclosed this on Thursday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
In a press statement made available to state house reporters after the meeting by CBCN President Most Rev. Dr. Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, The CBCN informed President Buhari that he had an enormous amount of goodwill of Nigerians when he came into office and many Nigerians saw him as a person of integrity who would be able to bring sanity into a system that was nearly crippled by endemic corruption.
But Nearly three years later, the goodwill is being fast depleted by some glaring failures of government which they have the moral responsibility to bring to his notice.
The CBCN noted that there was a feeling of hopelessness across the country and expressed concern over attacks by suspected herdsmen in various parts of the country.
“Our youths are restive and many of them have taken to hard drugs, cultism and other forms of violent crime, while many have become victims of human trafficking. The nation is nervous
“Just as we seem to be gradually emerging from the dark tunnel of an economic recession that caused untold hardship to families and individuals, violent attacks by unscrupulous persons, among whom are terrorists masquerading as herdsmen, have led to a near civil war situation in many parts of the country.
“We are saddened that, repeatedly, innocent citizens in different communities across the nation are brutally attacked and their sources of livelihood mindlessly destroyed. Lives are wasted and property, worth billions of Naira, including places of worship, schools, hospitals and business enterprises are torched and turned to ashes.”