Friday, August 2, 2019

RIP Fr. Paul Offu - Another Catholic Priest Killed by Herdsmen in Enugu, Nigeria - Please Pray

Another Catholic priest has been shot dead by suspected herdsmen in Enugu, Nigeria, Africa.  Fr. Offu was the parish Priest of St. James, the Greater Parish, Ugbawka, in Enugu State. The shooting took place on Thursday evening by suspected Fulani herdsman. The death was announced on the Facebook page of the Diocese.
 It read:
“Tragedy strikes again in  Enugu Diocese! ”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. ”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.”
“His painful death is coming at the heels of a recent attack on Rev. Fr. Ikechukwu Ilo, along Nomeh axis of Nkanu East Local Government Area on Wednesday Jul 17th by suspected kidnappers who opened fire on him after he refused to obey their instruction to stop his car,” the Diocese said. The Priests of Catholic Diocese of Enugu on Friday afternoon marched towards Enugu State Government House over the murder of their brother priest.
Please pray for Christians in Nigeria as violence continues. 
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6 comments:

Cyriacus said...

May his Soul Rest in Peace through Christ Our Lord... Amen.

Anonymous said...

This is the time to open eyes of the World, to do better for the Nigerian Christians.

Unknown said...

Rest in peace Fr

Anselem Onoja said...

God rest his soul!

Lary wowo said...

May his soul Rest In Peace

Unknown said...

He was a brother to me, may your soul Paul rest in peace, and wait when your soul will come back to the Earth again.