Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

 

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has summoned an emergency meeting of all heads of security agencies in the state.

A statement on Friday by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Ortuanya did not state the reason for the emergency meeting.

The meeting may not be unconnected to the killing of a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Paul Offu on Thursday.

Offu, who hailed from Okpatu in Udi Local Government Area of the state, until his death, was the parish priest of St. James the Greater Parish, Ugbawka in Nkanu West Local Government.

The police and the Director of Communication, Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Rev. Fr. 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 the situation had become unbearable as another Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Ikechukwu Ilo escaped assassination on June 19, 2019.

He said that Ilo was still recuperating from the gunshot wound he received along Numeh- Nenwe road in Nkanu East Local Government Area of the state.

“As we speak, Catholic priests in Enugu are on the streets demonstrating over these incidences,” Achi said

The spokesman for Enugu Police Command, Ebere Amarizu confirmed the incident, adding that investigations were ongoing to unravel the perpetrators.

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