According to our sister website Hinnewsng, the photo was taken at the St. James Catholic Cathedral located in the military base in Yobe state, Nigeria 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 people while 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.
Another group suggested that carrying guns to places of worship could help reduce insecurity in the country.
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