The Catholic Community is mourning again following the killing of one of their priests in the restive Kaduna State, northern Nigeria.
This comes as yet-to-be identified gunmen attacked two churches in the same state.
The latest attack occurred leading to the killing of Father Vitus Borogo.
Confirming this in a statement, the chancellor of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna, Christian Emmanuel, said
“It is with a heavy heart, but with total submission to the will of God, that we announce the death of Rev. Fr. Vitus Borogo, whose sad event took place today, at Prison Farm, Kujama, along the Kaduna-Kaduna highway. Kachia, after a raid on the farm by terrorists.
“Until his death, the late Fr. Vitus, 50, was Chaplain to the Catholic community at Kaduna State Polytechnic and President of the Nigerian Catholic Diocesan Priests Association (NCDPA), Kaduna chapter.
“The Most Reverend Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso, the Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna, expresses his condolences to the immediate family, the Kaduna Polytechnic NFCS Family, and indeed the entire Kaduna Polytechnic Community, and assures them of his fraternal closeness. and your prayers.
“In the meantime, we entrust his soul to the maternal intercession of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, and we call on all men and women of good will to continue praying for the peaceful repose of his soul and for the consolation of his bereaved family, especially his mother,” the statement read.
The attacks by armed men have continued and appeared to be getting worse in Kaduna state despite the presence of military barracks and security formations.
Shocking to most Nigerians especially in southern part of the country, the attackers after killing people in thousands, kidnapping innumerable number of persons , sacking communities and destroying key institutions including military formations, have continued to be referred to as ”mere bandits” by the President Muhammadu Buhari led government.