June 26, (THEWILL) – Gunmen suspected to be bandits, have killed a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Vitus Borogo.
The late clergy was attacked and killed on Saturday, at a Prison Farm, in Kujama, along the Kaduna-Kachia road, Kaduna State.
The Chancellor, Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna, Rev. Fr. Christian Okewu Emmanuel, confirmed the development in a statement.
The statement read: “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, which sad event took place today, at Prison Farm, Kujama, along Kaduna-Kachia road, after a raid on the farm by terrorists.
“Until his death, late Fr Vitus, aged 50 years, was the Chaplain of the Catholic Community of the Kaduna State Polytechnic, and the Chairman of the Nigerian Catholic Diocesan Priests Association (NCDPA), Kaduna Chapter.
“Most Rev. Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso, the Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna condoles with the immediate family, the NFCS Family of Kaduna Polytechnic, and indeed the entire Kaduna Polytechnic Community and assures them of his fraternal closeness and prayers.
“Meanwhile, we commit his soul to the maternal intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and call on all men and women of goodwill to continue to pray for the peaceful repose of his soul and for the consolation of his bereaved family, especially his mother.”
Attacks by gunmen continue unabated in Kaduna State. Travellers, rural communities, and educational institutions have been targeted by gunmen.
While some of the victims have either been abducted, killed, or injured, others are displaced by the activities of the criminals.
Recently, the bandits have targeted Christian communities in parts of the restive southern part of the state.
Last Sunday, gunmen on motorcycles killed three people, after attacking two churches and several villages in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.