Jimi Agbaje, a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos has condemned the killings of two Catholic priests and 17 parishioners by suspected herdsmen in Benue. He said that the killings was “no longer acceptable.”
He said this at the requiem Mass, held at the St. Leo’s Catholic Church in the Ikeja area of the state, in memory of the slain Catholic priests and worshipers.
Speaking to Newsbreak.ng at the event, Agbaje said: ”We cannot have a situation, where people are just killed nearly on a daily basis.
”Government must up its act in a way that is able to stop this unnecessary killings of innocent lives and destruction of properties.”
Herdsmen had in April, 2018, invaded Mbalon community and attacked St. Ignatius Catholic Church at Ayar Mbalom in the Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State, killing and killed two priests, Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, and other 17 worshipers during an early morning Mass.
The deceased are to be buried in Makurdi, Benue state capital today, while a nationwide solidarity rally is held.