August 22, 2018

Osinbajo, Ortom, others bury 2 killed Catholic priests, worshippers (SUN)

Osinbajo, Ortom, others bury 2 killed Catholic priests, worshippers (SUN)

All roads, in Benue State, on Tuesday,  led to the Sesugh Maria Pilgrimage Center, Ayati, as the bodies of the two Catholic priests and other worshippers mowed down by Fulani herdsmen at St. Ignatuis Quarshi Parish Ayar-Mbalom, Gwer Local Government area of the state in March, were laid to rest.

As early as 7:00a.m, thousands of Catholic faithful and sympathisers from across the country started arriving the Benue of the burial located along the Makurdi-Otukpo highway close to Ikpayongo town.

By 9:00a.m, corpses of the slain worshippers, in white caskets, with their names inscribed on them, were conveyed in a truck and two ambulances to their final resting place amid wailing from families and friends for the requiem mass. Read more

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