Buhari Describes Benue Church Attack, Killings As Satanic

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Updated April 24, 2018
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President Muhammadu Buhari has described the killing of worshippers and two priests at a Catholic Church in Benue as ‘vile and satanic’.

The President condoled with the government and people of Mbalom Community in Gwer East Local Government Area where the incident occurred.

In a statement by the President’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, says, “I extend my sincere condolences to the government and people of Benue State, the Mbalom community, and especially the Bishop, priests and members of the St Ignatius’ Catholic Church, whose premises was the unfortunate venue of the heinous killings by gunmen.

“This latest assault on innocent persons is particularly despicable. Violating a place of worship, killing priests and worshippers is not only vile, evil and satanic, it is clearly calculated to stoke up religious conflict and plunge our communities into endless bloodletting,” the President said.

The President is angered by this recent attack where suspected armed herdsmen on Tuesday stormed the Catholic church killing two priests and 11 other people during an early morning mass.

He has vowed hunt down the assailants and ensure that they pay for the sacrilege committed.

The President also stated that the country will not bow to the machinations of evildoers.