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What Atiku said about killing of Rev Fathers, 17 others in Benue

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to  the killing of two Reverend Fathers and 19 others in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State by suspected herdsmen.

DAILY POST reports that Rev Fathers, Gor Joseph and Felix were on Tuesday killed after suspected herdsmen attacked the village.

Reacting, Atiku on his Twitter page offered his condolences to Catholic dioceses in Benue, describing the killings as heartbreaking.

He wrote “It was heart-rending to hear about the invasion and killing of worshippers in Benue State today. My condolences to Catholic dioceses of Benue State. May the deceased rest.”
Buhari had on Tuesday described the killings of the Catholic priests as a plot to stoke up religious conflict and plunge communities in the country into endless bloodletting.

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