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Killers of Benue Catholic priest will be arrested – Ortom

The governore of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has reassured locals that the killers of Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Ngugban would be arrested and prosecuted.

Ortom made the promise in a statement given by his chief secretary, Mr. Tevar Akase in a press meeting in Markurdi.

Ngugban, the assistant parish priest of Saint Paul catholic church, Aye Twarvillage in Katsina-Ala local government area was killed on Tuesday in the parish house.

Governor Ortom condemened the act and promised the culprits would be brought to book.

“I reassure the people of Katsina-Ala and Sankera that the state government will not relent until those responsible for the killing and other attacks in the area are brought to justice,” he said.

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The governor described the attack as “mindless and wonders why a harmless priest would become the target of armed men.”

He reaffirmed the resolve of his administration not to handover the state to criminals and urged Benue people to continue to support security operatives with timely and useful information.

Ortom sympathised with the bereaved family and prayed that God grants the soul of Ngugban eternal rest.

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