Published On: Thu, Apr 26th, 2018

Bishop Ezeokafor Calls For Arrest Of Killers Of 2 Catholic Priests In Benue


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Bishop Ezeokafor Calls For Arrest Of Killers Of 2 Catholic Priests In Benue

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By Nedum Noble

The Catholic bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has called for the immediate arrest of the killers of two priests, Rev. Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, one catechist and 14 worshippers in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State.

The assailants, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, had allegedly attacked the priests and the Parishioners who went for 5.30am Mass, with scores of the villagers sustaining serious injuries, while nearly 50 houses were reportedly burnt.

Bishop Ezeokafor, who condemned the dastardly act, wondered why such heinous crimes should be allowed to take place in the first instance.

‘I am seriously pained. What manner of country is this? A country where some people are untouchables. A country where some people will be killing innocent citizens.

“Let me tell you, what we are witnessing today in this country is simply a cordinated attacks against certain individuals and groups.

“This senseless killing of the innocent Nigerians are becoming a daily occurrence. Why can’t our government put a stop to these killings here and there?

“Is it not obvious that some people, somewhere are carrying a particular agenda? There is more to this than meets the eye,” Bishop Ezeokafor said.

Expressing sadness over the inability of the Nigerian government to secure her citizens from those he termed bloodsucking demons, the cleric insisted that a particular set of people were targeted.

Bishop Ezeokafor who condoled with the entire Benue Catholic Community and Christians in general, especially those who lost their dear ones in the sad incident, prayed for quick repose of their souls.

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