Bandits kill Catholic priest, 3 parishioners in Benue State




Reverend Father Fanem Nguban

A Catholic priest, Reverend Father Fanem Nguban, and 3 other parishioners have been reportedly killed by bandits in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.

According to the locals, the bandits stormed the village called Agu Centre in Mbatyula-Mberev Council Ward around 7:00am Tuesday when the church was closing for the morning mass. Gunshots were heard and the priest and 3 parishioners were later found dead.

The bandits were reported to have entered the community and set some houses ablaze.

Confirming the attack, the Local Government Chairman, Alfred Atera, said the unknown gunmen invaded the community. He identified the other people killed to include MfaveTumachihi, Mbangohor Tsebo and Orlukaa Ulu.

Also confirming the attack, the State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Sewuese Anene said that there was an attack on St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Kastina-Ala LGA by bandits and a joint operation of Police and other security agencies are on the trail of the hoodlums.

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