Terrorists attack Catholic Church, abduct Catechist

Terrorists attack Catholic Church, abduct Catechist

Terrorists on Sunday night attacked St. Agnes Catholic Church in the Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State and abducted a catechist.



The Parish Priest of St. Agnes Parish, Rev. Fr. Lawrence Awua, told newsmen on the phone that terrorists invaded the church and began shooting at 9:58 pm.


Catechist abducted by terrorists


“I was in the room when the attackers came and started shooting sporadically and hitting objects on my door.



“I never responded and they probably thought I was not around.



“My catechist, who was in the church heard what was happening in the Parish House and was coming towards the house when they abducted him,” he said.



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In other news, the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, also known as Miyetti Allah, has said Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, will face justice for “violating the rights of Fulani herders” in his state.



The National Secretary-General of the Fulani socio-cultural group, Mr Saleh Alhassan, made this known to newsmen.



Also, he said Miyetti Allah had approached the International Criminal Court of Justice, Hague, to file a suit against Ortom; particularly for seizing over 25,000 cows belonging to members of the group and detaining over 4,000 herders.



Ortom had, after inaugurating the Community Volunteer Guards, said he had secured the conviction of over 400 Fulani herders ‘besieging’ the state.

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