Buhari condemns killing of Catholic Priest

Buhari condemns killing of Catholic Priest

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, the Priest of St. James Greater Parish Catholic Church, Ugbawka, Enugu State by suspected herdsmen on Friday. The President who described the murder as barbaric and unwarranted, sent condolences to the Catholic Church and expressed deep shock and dismay over the killing of

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, the Priest of St. James Greater Parish Catholic Church, Ugbawka, Enugu State by suspected herdsmen on Friday.

The President who described the murder as barbaric and unwarranted, sent condolences to the Catholic Church and expressed deep shock and dismay over the killing of another priest.

Commiserating with government and people of Enugu State, family of Rev Fr. Offu and members of the parish and all Christians, President Buhari, tasked all religious leaders to pray for peace, healing and security of the Country.

In a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said, the Nigerian leader, had ordered a thorough manhunt for the killers and their immediate prosecution.

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President Buhari, described the killing of the priest as “barbaric and unwarranted”.

He assured the Catholic Church and all Nigerians that the fight against “lawlessness and recklessness’’ will be intensified as security of lives and property continues to top his priorities.

According to Buhari, “The entire nation is shaken by the horrible assassination of this priest.

The administration will continue to guarantee the freedom of religion and protect places of worship as well as the lives of citizens wherever they live.”

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Directing law enforcement agencies to act swiftly in their investigations and bring the perpetrators of the “horrific crime to book,”.

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