Bishop, Fr Ejike Mbaka and Hundreds of Catholic priests in Enugu, on Friday, staged a protest to condemn the killing of one their colleagues, Reverend Fr. Paul Offu, on Thursday night, DEZ MAYORZ reports.
Fr. Offu, Parish Priest of St. James Greater Catholic Church, was allegedly shot dead by suspected Fulani herdsmen along Ihe, Awgu Local Government Area of the state.
The angry Catholic priests matched to the Government House, brandishing placards with various inscriptions like “enough is enough”, “government should rise to defend Nigerians”, ” Fulani Herdsmen should go”.
They also matched through the major streets in the state capital to the police headquarters, chanting “God save Enugu people from murderous Fulani herdsmen”.
This is not the first time catholic priests are killed by herdsmen in Enugu State. This is not the first time Catholic Church have protested, remember the Catholic Church protested nationwide on the insecurity in Nigeria.
About 7 Priests have gruesomely killed by Fulani Herdsmen in Enugu state in the last one year.