Updated: February 26, 2021
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday described as vile and satanic the killing of worshipers and two priests at a Catholic church in Ukpor-Mbalom community in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State in central Nigeria.
“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.
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“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, according to a statement by his spokesman Femi Adesina.
Mr. Buhari said the country will not bow to the machinations of evildoers and vowed that the assailants would be hunted down and made to pay for the sacrilege committed.