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Two Priests Confirmed Dead As Gunmen Attack Catholic Church In Benue

SAN FRANCISCO, April 24, (THEWILL) – Suspected herdsmen have killed 15 people, including two priests, in an early morning attack on a Catholic Church in Benue State.

The name of the Church is St. Ignatius’ Catholic Church. The murdered Catholic priests are Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, both reverend fathers.

The attack occurred in Ayar-Mbalom, a community in Gwer East Local Government Area.

Terver Akase, a spokesperson to Governor Samuel Ortom, in a statement, revealed that the attackers also burnt 50 houses and sacked the entire community.

The attack comes barely four days after the murder of 10 persons by herdsmen in Guma Local Government Area, which has been one of the major scenes of carnage by suspects herdsmen since January 1.

It also comes barely a few days after Nigerian soldiers stormed Naka town in Gwer West Local Government Area of the state and set dozens of houses on fire.

The soldiers alleged that hoodlums in the community killed one of their colleagues.



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