A Popular Catholic Priest has been Shot Dead in Kaduna State.
Reverend Father Vitus Borogo, a priest for the Archdiocese of Kaduna, murdered by bandits in the state’s Chikun Local Government Area.
The deceased, up to his death, served as the Kaduna State Polytechnic’s Catholic Community Chaplain and Chairman of the Kaduna State Chapter of the Nigerian Catholic Diocesan Priests Association (NCDPA).
Father Borogo was killed on Saturday at the Nigerian Prison Farm in Kujama along the Kaduna-Kachia Road in Chikun LGA.
This was contained in a statement from the Chancellor of the Kaduna Catholic Archdiocese, Reverend Father Christian Okewu. The police authorities have yet to confirm the incident or provide details about the attack.
Most Reverend Matthew Ndagoso, the Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna Archdiocese, expressed his condolences to the victim’s family, the NFCS Family of Kaduna Polytechnic, and the entire Kaduna Polytechnic Community in response to the catastrophe.
He pledged his prayers and fraternal love to them.
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The Archbishop has stated that burial arrangements for the deceased priest will be announced as soon as feasible.
He requested prayers for his soul’s sweet rest as well as comfort for his grieving family.
In the last two months, bandits have killed two Catholic priests in Kaduna’s Chikun LGA, including Reverend Father Borogo.
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Another priest, Father Joseph Bako, had been kidnapped on March 8 from his pastoral residence at Saint John’s Catholic Church, Kudenda, also in Chikun LGA. He had died in bandit custody in May.
Father Bako was ill before the bandits kidnapped him and held him without allowing him access to his medication or proper medical care, according to the Archdiocese of Kaduna. Father Bako passed away eight weeks after his kidnapping.
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