Gunmen kill Catholic priest, three others in Benue

March 31, 2021
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Agu Centre Village in Mbatyula, Katsina-Ala Local Council of Benue State, was thrown into mourning yesterday as gunmen invaded St. Paul Catholic Church, killing Fr. Moses Ngugban, and three other parishioners.

Sources told The Guardian that the priest had just finished morning mass and was within the church premises when the assailants shot at him, when they could not find the most senior priest.

It was also revealed that the bandits razed many houses in the area, forcing residents to scamper for safety.
Confirming the attack, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Sewuese Anene, said the bodies had been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Katsina-Ala.

According to the PPRO, a joint operation of police and other security agencies is on the trail of the hoodlums.
Narrating the tragic incident to newsmen yesterday, Chairman of Katsina-Ala Local Council, Alfred Atera, said: “On March 30, 2021, about 8am, unknown, gunmen came and burnt a village called Agu Centre in Mbatyula/Mberev Council Ward, Katsina-Ala, and killed Rev. (Fr.) Moses Ngugban and three others.”

He gave the names of the other victims as Mfave Tumachihi, Mbangohor Tsebo and Orlukaa Ulu.‬ His added: “The attack on St. Paul Catholic Church by bandits is confirmed. Fr. Nguban and three others lost their lives during the attack.”



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