Buhari Condemns Killing of 15 Christians In Benue State By Fulani Herdsmen

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at 06:48 PM, 24/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killings on Tuesday at a Catholic Church in Benue State.

Premium Times reported that suspected herdsmen killed 15 people in an early morning attack on the church in Ukpor-Mbalom, a community in Gwer West Local Government Area.

Terver Akase, a spokesperson to Governor Samuel Ortom, told the newspaper that the attackers also burnt 50 houses and sacked the entire community.

The Catholic Diocese of Makurdi later confirmed two of its priests, Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, both reverend fathers, were killed in the attack on St Ignatius Quasi Parish in Ukpor, Mbalom.

In a State House statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adeshina, President Buhari described the killing as “vile and satanic.”

Below is the statement:
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STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

PRESIDENT BUHARI CONDEMNS DESPICABLE KILLING OF PRIESTS AND WORSHIPPERS IN BENUE CHURCH

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as vile and satanic the killing of worshippers and two priests at a Catholic church in Ukpor-Mbalom community in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State.

“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.

“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.

Stressing that the country will not bow to the machinations of evildoers, President Buhari vowed that the assailants would be hunted down and made to pay for the sacrilege committed.

FEMI ADESINA

Special Adviser to the President

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Wazubia at 07:09 PM, 24/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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CONDEMNED ALL THE TIME, TAKE ACTION MY FRIEND.
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abrakata at 07:17 PM, 24/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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What else will he do other than commiserating with the governor of venue state. Can he go to benue n sleep for once without security n feel what people feel too?
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gogoman at 07:50 PM, 24/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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na wa ooo
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blowout at 08:09 PM, 24/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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So na to condemn with mouth then wait for the next round of killings and then condemn with mouth again. What is being done to permanently stop these killings? In the past couple of months you and your fellow APC members have touted security as your major achievement. Is it Aso Rock security you are referring to?
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slimber at 08:34 PM, 24/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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Okooo nah waaa
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crocatum at 08:46 PM, 24/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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He could have at least shows this kind of concern before and visit these people, they needed reassurance.
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fineboy77 at 09:04 PM, 24/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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mush as i hate this man,his quick response is commendable. We need action next.
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Mykie010 at 10:22 PM, 24/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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Ruthie will not comment, wicked Jezebel.
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zumata at 11:12 PM, 24/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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EVIL GOVERNMENT,BLOOD SUCKING GOVERNMENT,EVIL AND SORROW SHALL NEVER DEPART FROM YOU GUYS HOME IN JESUS NAME AMEN.
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sandra78 at 05:36 AM, 25/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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Lazy President....can you take action and stop everyday condemn game....
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kaposky at 06:12 AM, 25/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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Quote from: Mykie010 on 10:22 PM, 24/04/2018
Ruthie will not comment, wicked Jezebel.
THERE IS SOMETHING U NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THAT MARINE SPIRIT CALLED RUTHIE, SHE IS A HERMAPHRODITE
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kaposky at 06:23 AM, 25/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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BRAIN DAMAGED PRESIDENT,JUST SHUT UP UR SMELLING FULANI MOUTH, THIS IS THE STUPID CHANGE U PROMISED NIGERIA
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Zadok1 at 08:50 AM, 25/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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Hypocrites, he is playing Taqiyya, a deceiver
your portion in Hell is ready hurry up and die
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ruthie at 09:46 AM, 25/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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II AM HERE...SO WHATS NEXT?
Quote from: Mykie010 on 10:22 PM, 24/04/2018
Ruthie will not comment, wicked Jezebel.
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ruthie at 09:47 AM, 25/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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AND U ARE AN IDIOT WITH NO BRAINS...RETARDED ASS...
Quote from: kaposky on 06:12 AM, 25/04/2018
THERE IS SOMETHING U NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THAT MARINE SPIRIT CALLED RUTHIE, SHE IS A HERMAPHRODITE
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ruthie at 09:48 AM, 25/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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Quote from: ruthie on 09:46 AM, 25/04/2018
II AM HERE...SO WHATS NEXT?
JEZEBEL THAT YOU ARE IN LOVE WITH...
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ruthie at 09:49 AM, 25/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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YES GOOD...BUT WHAT COMES NEXT
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nature7888 at 09:56 AM, 25/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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Buhari has failed
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christiano10 at 11:37 AM, 25/04/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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If it's protesting Shiite Muslims or IPOB members ( without weapon and have not killed a single soul), you will immediately send the military to go and kill them, why not kill those terrorists called fulani herdsmen?
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