Herdsmen Allegedly Shoot Dead Catholic Priest In Enugu Orders Herdsmen Out Of Yorubaland
A herdsman/File Photo

The Catholic Diocese of Enugu says one of its own, Paul Offu, has been shot dead along Ihe-Agbudu road in Awgu local government area of the state.

This, according to the diocese, occurred on Thursday.

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Until his death, Offu was the parish priest of St. James the Great parish, Ugbawka.

“With a deep sense of sorrow, the Catholic Diocese of Enugu announces the tragic death of Rev. For. Paul Offu who was shot dead this evening (1st August 2019) by some hoodlums suspected to be the notorious and murderous herdsmen, along Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu LGA,” the diocese wrote on its Facebook page.

The sad incident comes less than a month after another priest was killed by yet-to-be-identified people in the state.

Ikechukwu Ilo was attacked and seriously injured by kidnappers who opened fire on him after he refused to stop his car.

It also comes months after Clement Ugwu, another priest, was killed by armed men while returning from a meeting in Ezeagu local government area.

Ebere Amaraizu, spokesman of Enugu state police command, was not available for comments when TheCable tried to reach him on Friday morning. He neither answered calls nor responded to text messages.