Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has assured the Catholic Community in the state that the killers of Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Ngugban would be arrested and prosecuted.

Gov. Ortom made the promise in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Terver Akase on Wednesday in Makurdi.

Rev. Fr. Ngugban, the assistant parish priest of St. Paul Catholic Church, Aye-Twar village in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area, was killed on Tuesday inside the Parish house alongside three other parishioners.

Gov. Ortom while condemning the act, sympathised with the bereaved family and prayed that God grants the soul of Ngugban eternal rest.

“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.

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.


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