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Nigerian archbishop shuns suggestions for security guards, despite terror threat

Catholic World News - August 29, 2014

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, has said that despite the dangers posed by Boko Haram terrorism, he does not have, or want, a personal security detail.

Acknowledging that he sometimes feels a normal sense of fear, the archbishop told Aid to the Church in Need that "I have given up everything to serve God and his people. I don’t have a biological family, no possessions I can call my own. If I should lose my life in the process of defending people’s rights to freedom of worship and the unity of humanity, I would leave behind no liabilities."

Archbishop Kaigama added that the presence of security guards would distance him from his people.

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