Suspected herdsmen on Thursday shot dead a Catholic priest, Rev Father Paul Ofu along the Agwu sector of the Enugu-Port Harcourt, expressway Enugu state.
Ogbuagu Anikwe, veteran journalist and official of the Enugu state government disclosed the killing of the Rev Father in an emotional post on Facebook.
The Catholic Diocese of Enugu has equally taken to Facebook to announce the brutal killing of Father Ofu, blaming suspected herdsmen for his demise.
A source reports that the priest was said to have been killed in Awgu Local Government Area of the state around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday night.
Offu’s death is coming barely five months after Rev. Fr. Clement Ugwu, the parish priest of St Mark Catholic Church, Obinofia Ndiuno in Ezeagu Local Government Area of the State was killed.
Fr. Ugwu, who was kidnapped on March 20, 2019 was found dead in a bush decomposing after a one-week search by his parishioners.
Communication’s Director, Catholic Diocese of Enugu Reverend Fr. Benjamin Achi confirmed the tragic news to Newsflash247 when contacted on telephone.
Fr. Achi who decried the killing, said that details of the incident would be made available to our correspondent after the meeting of the priests this morning.
He said “We (priests) are going for meeting now at the diocese. After the meeting, I will give you the details and the position of the church on the incident.”
When the state Commissioner of police, Sulieman Balarabe was contacted on the telephone, he said he would get back to our correspondent, after getting details from the Area Commander.