Kaduna, 26 June, 2022 / 9:40 pm (ACI Africa).
Two Catholic Priests were killed in separate attacks in their respective Nigerian Dioceses over the weekend, one in Kaduna Archdiocese on Saturday, June 25, and the other in Auchi Diocese on Sunday, June 26.
Aged 50, Fr. Vitus Borogo was killed on Saturday, June 25 at Prison Farm in Kaduna when “terrorists” raided the farm. Meanwhile, 41-year-old Fr. Christopher Odia was killed after having been abducted Sunday, June 26 morning as he left his Parish residence to go for Holy Mass.
In a statement shared with ACI Africa June 26, the Chancellor of Kaduna Archdiocese announces the death of Fr. Borogo, provides details of where he was killed, and conveys the message of condolences from the Local Ordinary of the Nigerian Metropolitan See, Archbishop Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso.
“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,” Fr. Christian Okewu Emmanuel says in his statement dated June 25, adding that the “sad event took place today, at Prison Farm, Kujama, along Kaduna-Kachia Road, after a raid on the farm by Terrorists.”
He provides details about the late Catholic Priest saying, “Until his death, Fr. Vitus (aged 50) 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.”