Herdsmen kill 2 Catholic priests in Benue

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The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to Tuesday's killing of priests and worshipers at a Catholic Church in Benue State by suspected herdsmen.

The Catholic priests were killed in deadly attacks by the herdsmen in Mbalom village and St. Ignatius Quasi Parish, Ukpor-Mbalom.

Iorapuu, who regretted that the herdsmen in their classic style, burnt down homes, destroyed food items and killed at will maintained that the police seemed to know nothing of the attacks which have been going on in other villages within Benue State since the Anti Open Grazing Law came into effect previous year. The fulani herdsmen are still around us in Mbalom. "No weapons to depend on ourselves". The murdered Catholic priests are Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, both reverend fathers.

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The statement quoted the president as saying: "I extend my honest condolences to the government and people of Benue State, the Mbalom community, and especially the Bishop, priests and members of the St Ignatius' Catholic Church, whose premises was the unfortunate venue of the heinous killings by gunmen".

"In their classic style, they burnt down homes, destroy food items and kill".

Iorapuu, in a terse statement, added: "The police seem to know nothing of the attacks which have been going on in other villages within Benue State since the Anti Open Grazing Law came into effect previous year".

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