Fani-Kayode fumes as suspected herdsmen murder Catholic priest in Enugu
Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the killing of Catholic Parish Priest of St. James the Greater Parish, Ugbawka, in Enugu state, Reverend Father Paul Offu by suspected herdsmen.
The cleric was shot dead on Thursday along Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu Local Government Area of the state on Thursday, the Enugu Diocese revealed in a Facebook post.
“With a deep sense of sorrow, the Catholic Diocese of Enugu announces the tragic death of REV FR PAUL OFFU who was shot dead this evening (1st August 2019) by some hoodlums suspected to be the notorious and murderous Fulani herdsmen, along Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu LGA.
“Fr. Offu hailed from Okpatu in Udi LGA of Enugu State and until his death, was the parish priest of St. James the Greater Parish, Ugbawka.
“May perpetual light shine upon his gentle and illustrious soul,” the post read.
Reacting in a series of tweets on Friday, Fani-Kayode said, “The murder of a Catholic priest by Fulani terrorists in Enugu yesterday provides yet another example of the barbaric and homicidal disposition of the herdsmen.
“I wonder how clerics like Kukah and Mbaka, who consistently defend the atrocities of these vagrant beasts feel about this latest act of wickedness?
“Those who target innocent and defenceless women, children and clerics for butchery and slaughter are nothing but cold-blooded killers and wholesale cowards who are too weak and timid to take on real men in battle.”