The supposed murdering of Rev Father Joseph Gor, Felix Tyolaha, and other committed individuals from St Ignatius Quasi Parish, Ukpor, Mbalom in Gwer West Local Government Council of Benue have been denounced by Christian offices crosswise over Nigeria.
An announcement by its Director of Communications, Rev Fr Moses Lorapuu, said that the assaults were executed by herders who raged the Mbalom people group, slaughtered parishioners amid the morning mass at the congregation.
By and by the congregation is looking for a portion of their unmistakable agents and teachers who are the significant patrons of exercises in the congregation, supposedly on the demise move of the attacking herders.
As indicated by examinations, we accumulated that Victor Nwankwo, Silvester Okowa and three others were suspected to be focused at, amid the early morning bloodbath by Fulani herders. These men as per reports are the significant promoters of the Catholic Church improvement in Benue state. They herders purportedly guarantee that Victor Nwankwo and his four associates was among the evangelists that changed over several Muslims to Christians.
As indicated by examinations, Victor Nwankwo and his kindred preachers are yet to be found as they have turned into a pursuit plan in the rundown of Africa’s most feared radical gathering.
The Diocese communicated lament at the unconcerned disposition of the security offices in containing the killings. It said the herders, who raged the network, torched houses, decimated harvests and executed individuals. The congregation, hence, asked the applicable specialists to stop the killings in the Benue valley.
Rev. Lorapuu said the Diocese had been dynamic in giving sustenance and alleviation materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s) since the beginning of threats in the state and asked why it could be set apart as an objective of assaults. “The assault on the clerics is an assault on everything that we at any point represented and put stock in,” says Lorapuu.
In the interim, purposeful endeavors to get response from the Benue Police Command bombed as its Public Relations Officer, ASP Moses Yamu, was not prospective with comments. Rev. Fr. Gor had before the assault composed on Facebook; “Living in dread. The fulani herders are still around us in Mbalom. They decline to go. Despite everything they go touching around us. No weapons to protect ourselves”. Herders in the early hours of the morning assaulted a Catholic Church and parishioners who went for 5.30 a.m. mass. Reports state the groups of the dead have been taken to St. Theresa’s Hospital Makurdi.