- An emergency meeting of all heads of security agencies in Enugu has been summoned by the governor of the state, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
- The state government did not, however, give reason for the emergency meeting
- But meeting may be connected to the killing of a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Paul Offu, on Thursday, August 1
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state has summoned an emergency meeting of all heads of security agencies in the state.
A statement on Friday, August 2, by the secretary to the state government, Professor Simon Ortuanya, did not, however, state the reason for the emergency meeting.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting may not be unconnected to the killing of a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Paul Offu, on Thursday, August 1.
Offu, who hailed from Okpatu in Udi local government area of the state, until his death, was the parish priest of Saint James the Greater Parish, Ugbawka in Nkanu west local government.
The police command in the state and the director of communication, Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Reverend Father Benjamin Achi, confirmed the killing of the priest.
Achi said that the deceased was taken away and killed along Ihe-Agbudu road in Awgu local government area of the state.
The director of communication said that the situation had become unbearable as another Catholic priest, Reverend Father Ikechukwu Ilo, escaped assassination on Wednesday, June 19.
He said that Ilo was still recuperating from the gun shots he received along Numeh-Nenwe road in Nkanu East local government area of the state.
Achi said: “As we speak, Catholic priests in Enugu are on the streets demonstrating over these incidences."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that it was a mourning season at the St James Saint James the Greater Parish, Ugbawka in Nkanu west local government, following the announcement of the death of its priest, Reverend Father Paul Offu.
Offu was said to have been shot dead by armed bandits along the Ihe-Agbudu road in Awgu local government area of Enugu state on Thursday, August 1.
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