A-yet-to be ascertained number of persons including a Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr Fabian Ngugban have been killed by gunmen believed to be loyal to the late notorious militia kingpin, Terwase Akwaza alias Gana, in Benue state.
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A Catholic priest, Rev. Fr.Fabian Ngugban, was today killed by gunmen believed to be loyalist to the late notorious militia kingpin, Terwase Akwaza in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue.
It was gathered that Ngugban was the Assistant Priest of St Paul’s Quasi Parish, Ayetwar, Agu Centre, Mbatyula in the Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of the state.
A report said following Gana’s killing by the military last year, some prominent persons from Sankara area who initiated the amnesty for him were accused by his loyalists of deception.
They also vowed to eliminate such persons and make the area inhabitable for villagers.
Many people in Katsina-ala Local Government have been rendered homeless, following relentless attacks by militia groups.
Efforts to speak to the police authority proved abortive as calls and text messages sent to the police spokesperson, DSP Anene Sewuese Catherine, were neither picked nor responded to.
Benue State has witnessed series of deadly attacks in recent months with the most recent taking place in the Katsina-ala Local Government Area of the state.