Enugu, 17 August, 2019 / 12:20 am (ACI Africa).
Priests of southeastern Nigeria's Diocese of Enugu protested Friday government inaction in the face of widespread violence. Fr. Paul Offu, a priest of the diocese, had been murdered the previous day.
Offu was shot to death Aug. 1 in the Awgu local government area, about 20 miles south of Enugu.
He was from Enugu state, and had been the pastor of St. James the Greater parish in Ugbawka.
The Enugu diocese wrote on Facebook that Offu was killed “by some hoodlums suspected to be the notorious and murderous Fulani herdsmen.”
Ebere Amaraizu, a public relations officers for Enugu police, said Aug. 2 that those responsible for the death were yet to be identified, according to the Daily Trust. The Nigerian outlet also indicated that Amaraizu indicated that the Fulani should not be blamed for the death before those responsible were apprehended.