The Archbishop of Jos, Ignatius Kaigama, has condemned the criminalization of gays in Nigeria. Speaking with the Vatican's weekly publication, The Tablet, on Wednesday October 8th, Archbishop Kaigama said the catholic church does not support the criminalizing of people due to their different sexual orientation and urged the federal government to stop punishing gay people.
"We are not supporting the criminalization of people with different sexual orientations. We would defend any person with homosexual orientation who is being harassed, who is being imprisoned, who is being punished. The federal government may want to punish them, we don't. In fact, we will tell the government to stop punishing those with different orientations" he said