A photo of a military catholic priest ministering at a podium with a rifle strapped to his arms has generated a social media debate. The photo was taken at the St. James Catholic Cathedral located in the military base in Yobe state during the height of the Boko Haram insurgency.
The priest is seen with his Ak47 rifle strapped to his shoulders as he carries out his ministry to his congregation.
Some Nigerians reacting to the photo have commended the clergy man for being alert in church.
Others however, faulted the priest for carrying a gun in the Cathedral. They said the priest lacked the courage to believe that God can fight his battles. See photos below