Against the backdrop of the Thursday’s killing of a priest in Enugu State, the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev Dr. Callistus Onaga, has called on the government to as a matter of urgency flush out “bad Fulanis” from the state.
We recalls that Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, aged 49, was murdered by unknown gunmen suspected to be herders, on August 1, 2019, along Ihe-Agbudu road in Awgu local government area of Enugu state.
His death came barely five months after Rev. Fr. Clement Ugwu, the Parish Priest of St. Mark Catholic Church, Obinofia in Ezeagu local government area of the state was murdered at the parish compound.
Bishop Onaga, while speaking after a special holy mass by the Catholic fateful held at Holy Ghost Cathedral Enugu, on Sunday, said such step would stem the tide of killings, kidnapping and rape of women in the state.
The event was organized to pray for peace and security in Nigeria and Enugu state in particular, as well as mourn their slain priests, lay brothers and sisters in recent time.
In a statement entitled, “Enough is Enough: A Message from the Catholic Diocese of Enugu”, the Catholic Church tasked the state government to effectively equip the vigilante groups to provide protection and security for their various localities.
Bishop Onaga also announced that the slain Catholic Priest, Fr Offu, in charge of St. James The Greater Parish, Ugbawka in Nkanu East Local Government Area, would be buried on August 20.
He challenged the government to formulate policies and enact laws that would checkmate the atrocities being meted on the people.
According to the Bishop, “We seem to be living in a state of anarchy, total breakdown of law and order. In recent times, an alarming number of our people – including priests and government officials has been killed by these murderers.
“The rate of kidnappings has continued to increase both in the villages and in cities. The demand of outrageous ransom and the inability of the victims to pay, have led to outright killings.
“In this era of technology, the deployment of surveillance devices has become very necessary in our effort to combat these security threats.
“Community leaders should desist from actions that would be inimical to the security of their people and any betrayal must be seriously sanctioned. Security agents should not betray the information entrusted to them for the security of the people.
“Traditional Leaders, Town Unions and various youth organizations must work together and speak with one voice in order for the security measures they put in place to be effective and successful. Our people must know that they are part of actions to provide security and should say something when they see something.
“Government should formulate policies and enact laws that would checkmate these atrocities that are being meted out on our people, while it should provide counseling and other services to victims of herdsmen attack.”
Bishop Onaga enjoined the people of Enugu State to embark on intensive prayers, saying “unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. We must continue to ask the Lord to be with us in this sad moment of our lives.
“Every family in the Diocese should pray one mystery of the Rosary every day for the security of our Diocese.”
The Renowned Islamic Prophet: Alhaji Sheikh Hassan Mikailu Gives Shocking Prophesy About Kogi Governorship Election
As Kogi Governorship Election approaches, expectations are high as the people look forward to having a free, fair and credible election in november.
It is in this regard that the citizen’s attention was drawn to the messages of Alhaji Sheik Hassan Mikailu
“God is giving the seat of kogi Governorship to someone least expected And it will shock many people”.
The Islamic prophet disclosed this during his prophetic programs at Dekina and lokoja respectively.
He further enjoined the masses to be law abiding and continue to seek the face of Allah for the fulfillment of the prophecy come November 16th. This prophesy has left many thinking about who may possibly be the next governor of kogi state come November. We hope for a peaceful election by november.
APGA Announces DUROJAIYE HASSAN As Running Mate To Sheik Ibrahim Jibril For Kogi Governorship Election
PROFILE/BIOGRAPHY OF DUROJAIYE HASSAN, RUNNING MATE TO SHEIK IBRAHIM JIBRIL. KOGI STATE GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE UNDER THE PLATFORM OF ALL PROGRESSIVE GRAND ALLIANCE (APGA) IN THE FORTHCOMING NOVEMBER GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION.
Durojaiye Hasaan was born 7th Oct 1970.
He hails from Ife Olukotun in Yagba East Local Government Area of Kogi State.
Durojaiye Hassan attended Maa’adi L.G.E.A PRIMARY SCHOOL LOKOJA 1973 – 1979. Government Secondary school Afon, Kwara state 1980 – 1985.
He proceeded to the famous Ahmadu Bello University Zaria from 1987 to 1991. Durojaiye Hassan went further to Wolver Hampton University U.K where he obtained Masters in Human Resource Management between 2007 to 2008.
Durojaiye Hassan has worked in various Organizations such as
– Farmer’s Supply Company limited Kaduna (NYSC) 1991 – 1992.
– BCM Finance & Securities Ltd Kaduna. 1993 – 1997.
– Media Trust Ltd, publisher of Daily and weekly Trust.1997- 2004.
– Investment Monitors Ltd. 2004-2007.
-OXFAM UK Ltd, Oxford United Kingdom. 2008-2009.
– Leadership Newspapers group (manager Research, Sales and Marketing). 2011-2012.
-AGM Sales and Distribution, 2012-2013.
– AGM Special Projects, 2013.
Leadership Newspapers group Ltd (Divisional Director Adverts and special projects /MDAS). 2016-2017.
– Business Day Media Ltd (General Manager Business Development). 2017.
– Blueprint Newspapers Ltd (General Manager Business and Strategy). 2019 till date.
Traveling, Reading, Meeting people, Learning new culture and cooking.
Durojaiye Hassan is a Graduate Member, Chartered Institute of personnel Development U.K.
As a veteran Media practitioner and a Guru in Administration, he has serious knack for Excellence, development, planning , Implementation and highly driven by the zeal to achieve Corporate Objective.
My Dear kogites and party faithfuls, I present to you the Running mate to SHEIK IBRAHIM JIBRIL (SIJ), DUROJAIYE HASSAN Under the platform of ALL PROGRESSIVE GRAND ALLIANCE (APGA). Victory is sure insha Allah.
Sheik Ibrahim Jibril (SIJ) Of APGA Enjoys More Acceptance.
AS KOGI GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION DRAWS CLOSER, SHEIK IBRAHIM JIBRIL (SIJ) OF APGA ENJOYS MORE ACCEPTANCE.
The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Governorship Candidate: SHEIK IBRAHIM JIBRIL is currently enjoying an Overwhelming Support from Citizens of the State. It was a ground breaking occasion yesterday as the president and members of Kogi Youths for positive change made a public declaration of the association’s support to the candidature of APGA in the forth coming governorship election in Kogi State as they expressed their plight and dissatisfaction over the current situation of the State.
The development of the state has been held hostage for the past few years now arising from
non payment of civil servant’s wages as at when due, lack of Infrastructural development and lack of Ideas for Job creation for the unemployed youths.
In his word he said “Great Kogites let’s Open our Eyes and not allow our heads to be used any more.
U and I deserve a good and better life and the candidate who has human heart. a lover of his own people. I and my members openly declare our support for SHEIK IBRAHIM JIBRIL (SIJ).
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