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Murder of Enugu Catholic Priest provocative – Ohanaeze

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, described the assassination of the Parish Priest of St. James, the Greater Catholic Church, Ugbawka in the Nkanu State Local Government Area, Rev. Fr. Paul Offu as very provocative.

GISTOK had reported that the cleric was killed Thursday by gunmen still unidentified, a fact that has caused outrage across the country.

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Following the development, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi also convened an emergency security council meeting on Friday, during which far-reaching decisions were made.

In reacting, in a statement that he signed on Friday night, the OYC President General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, commissioned the Federal Government, especially the Vice President’s office, Yemi Osinbajo, to get up and make sure that the Christians were protected throughout the country.

He argued that “there are deliberate plans underway with bad intentions to unleash terrorism against Church leaders in southern Nigeria,” warning that “if precautions are not taken, with urgent measures to stop this ugly trend, young people could rebel throughout religions and ethnicities.” lines; It is necessary to strengthen security in churches throughout the country.

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“The murder of the priest is a calculated and provocative action with bad intentions, intended to stop the proposed establishment of Forrest Guards and Community Neighborhood Watch offered by the Governors of the Southeast.

“With the growing tension in southern Nigeria, especially in the southeast, for the murder of clergymen and religious leaders of the population of Igbo, it is time for us to eliminate all the remains of murderous shepherds who hide in all the reserve areas forestry in the 95 LGA of the southeast.

“This is a wake-up call for young Igbo, all Biafra agitators, and Neighborhood Watch groups, to volunteer and do what is necessary through the bushes and forests in search of murderous shepherds in the southeast, in an attempt to expel them.

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“We also ask for the unconditional release of five kidnapped ministers of the Church of Redeemed Christian God, along the Ijebu Ode Axis, on their way to attend the Conference of Church Ministers in Lagos.

We insist that his fellow pastor, Professor Yemi Osibanjo, vice president, use his office to negotiate the release of kidnapped pastors,” he said.