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Atiku says killing of Enugu Catholic priest a reminder no one is safe from the ‘ravaging epidemic’

Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has also condemned the killing of Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Paul Offu by suspected herdsmen in Enugu.

Offu was shot by yet to be identified gunmen, suspected to be armed herdsmen, while traveling on Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu Local Government Area of the state in the evening of Thursday, Aug. 1..

Atiku, in his reaction, said the death of Rev. Offu is a reminder that ‘no one is immune from the ravaging epidemic”

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The former Vice President also condoled with the families of the Catholic Priest.

Atiku on his Twitter page wrote: “The killing of Rev. Fr. Paul Offu in Enugu State is yet another reminder that no one is immune from this ravaging epidemic.

“My deepest condolences to the Offu family and the Catholic Church in Nigeria. May his soul Rest In Peace.”

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed deep shock and dismay over the killing of the priest, ordering a thorough manhunt for the killers and their immediate prosecution.

The President commiserated with the government and people of Enugu State, family of Rev Fr. Offu and members of the parish and all Christians.

Buhari also assured the Catholic Church and all Nigerians that the fight against “lawlessness and recklessness’’ will be intensified as security of lives and property continues to top his priorities.

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