Prove your innocence, Martins tells Buhari (NewTelegraph)

Prove your innocence, Martins tells Buhari (NewTelegraph)

The mass but peaceful protest simultaneously observed on Tuesday, May 22, by all the Catholic Diocese across Nigeria no doubt sent a strong message to the government of the day. It was the day that remains of Rev. Frs. Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha and 17 lay faithful, who were killed by Fulani herdsmen on April 16 while attending an early Morning Mass at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Ukpo-Mbalom, Benue State were laid to rest. Gloom was cast all over Benue State and beyond. A respected Kaduna-based Christians leader, The Revd. Gideon Para-Mallam captures it in these words: “It appears that the hosts of heaven are sad and mourning in Makurdi. Suddenly, the clouds gathered and enveloped the bright morning with heavy darkness. “The heaven is wide open with torrential tears pouring down in the form of rain. God could be weeping for Nigeria, I guess. Nonetheless, we are in a bus going for the mass burial at Hail Mary Pilgrimage Centre, Ayati, Makurdi. Let us be united in prayer,” he signed off. Read more

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