Gunmen kill Catholic priest in Enugu

By AdvocateNews on 21/03/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,103

Catholic Priests
Catholic Priests

Gunmen have killed a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Clement Ugwu who was said to have been kidnapped from his Parish, St Mark Catholic Church, Obinofia Ndiuno in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The body of late Fr. Ugwu was found in a bush decomposing on Wednesday morning, a week after he was allegedly kidnapped.

The incessant abduction of Catholic priests in Enugu State has become very worrisome to residents and the church. On July 4, 2018, Rev. Fr. Paulinus Udewangu of St. Marks Catholic Church, Nsude in Udi Local Government Area was kidnapped while he was jogging.

It was reliably gathered that Rev. Fr. Ugwu was kidnapped on Wednesday 13, March 2019, around 9:00 p.m. after they had shot him in his church premises.

Speaking shortly after his remains were laid to rest at the Catholic cemetery at the Holy Ghost Cathedral, the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga, called on the police to fish out the killers of the priest.

Bishop Onaga decried the spate of violent killings around the country, advising that Christians should intensified their prayers for the survival of the country.

He regretted that security agencies could not rescue Fr. Ugwu despite their assurances that they were closing in on the kidnappers, even as his abductors were making withdrawals from his account through his Automated Teller Machine Card.

Bishop Onaga said, “All is not well in Enugu State. We should not continue to pretend about it while our people are killed every day. Enugu State is not secure again. Criminals have shifted to Enugu State from Anambra.

“When Father Ugwu was kidnapped, we reported it to the police and since then I have visited police station three times yet they kept telling me we are closing on the kidnappers. I doubt they were doing anything because where the deceased body of Fr. Ugwu was found is not up to 20km from his house.”

Also speaking, the Director of Communication, Enugu Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Benjamin Achi, called on the government of Enugu State to live up to its responsibility of protecting lives and property.

He expressed worry that this is the first time a priest would be kidnapped inside the Church premises in the Diocese.

Posted 21/03/2019 07:15:55 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
I have no intention of running for President...

BMO accuses PDP, Atiku of inciting protests

Reps debunks Buhari’s queries on 2018 budget

Pastor dies while conducting member’s funeral in Ondo...

EFCC arrests 28 suspects in connection with alleged...

Herdsmen attack: Police confirms death of 4 persons...

2019: Atiku Support Group launches House2House campaign

Suspended Presidential Aide, Obono-Obla, moves to stop ICPC...

Police arraign oil marketer for allegedly defrauding South...

VP debate: You can’t shutdown economy to fight...

It’s difficult to defend my administration – Buhari...

Soldiers clash with Police at INEC Office in...

 

Latest News Gov. Ugwuanyi hands over 65 security vehicles to police Buhari seeks Senate’s approval to pay N10.069bn to Kogi Govt Daura’s daughter reveals other side of Aisha Buhari over Villa video Nigerian student shot dead in US over loud music Ekweremadu charges Environmental MDAs on early budget approval Imo plans summit to end militancy EU, US, 74 others to monitor Kogi, Bayelsa polls FG budgets N360m for Chibok girls in Atiku varsity PDP raises alarm over Buhari's move against online media State of education in Nigeria horrifying, country in serious trouble – Soyinka Adeboye hits FG on border closure, VAT increase, others France-bound passenger slumps, dies at Lagos Airport after news of wife’s death

 

Most Read Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (14,802 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (14,567 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (13,777 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (12,744 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (11,868 views) Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention (11,811 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (11,570 views) Israel serves quit notice to African illegal migrants (10,740 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (10,601 views) The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia (10,264 views) England beat Spain to win U17 World Cup final (10,137 views) France wins 2018 World Cup Final (10,110 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (1,762) EDITORIAL (8) POLITICS (432) SOCIETY (112) SPORTS (22) BUSINESS (278) HEALTH (17) EDUCATION (25) ENTERTAINMENT (14) INTERNATIONAL (37) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (14)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands