Catholic Bishop condemns killing of Enugu Priest

By AdvocateNews on 03/08/2019

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Bishop Ezeokafor
Bishop Ezeokafor

The Catholic bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has condemned the killing of Enugu Catholic Priest by Rev. Father Paul Offu by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

The priest was killed Thursday evening along Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Reacting to the death of Rev. Fr. Paul Offu Bishop Ezeokafor called for the immediate arrest of the perpetrators of the dastardly act, wondering why such heinous crimes should be allowed to take place in the first instance.

‘Enugu Government should not allow this matter to be swept under the carpet. Why always Catholic Priests?,’ Bishop Ezeokafor queried.

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

‘What we are witnessing today is simply a coordinated attacks against certain individuals and groups.

“This senseless killing of the innocent Nigerians is 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.

The Catholic prelate expressed deep sadness over the inability of the Nigerian government to secure her citizens from those he termed blood sucking demons, saying that it appeared to him that a particular set of people were targeted.

Bishop Ezeokafor condoled with the entire Enugu Catholic Community and Christians in general, especially the immediate family of Rev. Fr. Paul Offu.
The cleric while consoling the victim’s family prayed for quick repose of his souls.

Posted 03/08/2019 12:19:19 AM

 

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