Gunmen believed to be terrorists have killed another Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Vitus Borogo, on his farm in Kaduna State.
The chancellor, Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna, Rev. Fr. Christian Okewu Emmanuel, confirmed the latest incident in a statement made available to SaharaReporters.
He said the incident happened on Saturday.
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.”
He said details of Bogoro’s funeral arrangement will be announced as soon as possible.
“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,” the chancellor added.
In May, the Catholic Church announced the killing of a 48-year-old Catholic priest, Reverend Father Joseph Aketeh Bako, by terrorists.
The priest was abducted from his residence at Saint John’s Catholic Church in Kudenda, Kaduna during an attack by the terrorists in March.
A statement by the Chancellor, Christian Okewu Emmanuel, announcing the tragedy said the priest was killed in April.
“We have carefully verified that the unfortunate event took place between 18th and 20th of April, 2022 in the hands of his abductors,” Emmanuel had said.