Buhari Reacts To Death Of Catholic Priest Killed By Suspected Herdsmen

President Buhari

President Muhamamdu Buhari has described the killing of a Catholic Priest, Rev Fr. Offu in Enugu as “barbaric and unwarranted”.

The President in an statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu sent his condolence to his family members and parishioners.

He assured that the perpetrators will be brought to book while directing security to spring into actions immediately.

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President Muhammadu Buhari sends condolences to the Catholic Church over the killing of Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, the Priest of St. James Greater Parish Catholic Church, Ugbawka, Enugu State.

President Buhari expresses deep shock and dismay over the killing of another priest, ordering a thorough manhunt for the killers and their immediate prosecution.

The President commiserates with government and people of Enugu State, family of Rev Fr. Offu and members of the parish and all Christians.

Describing the killing of the priest as “barbaric and unwarranted’’, President Buhari assures the Catholic Church and all Nigerians that the fight against “lawlessness and recklessness’’ will be intensified as security of lives and property continues to top his priorities.

“The entire nation is shaken by the horrible assassination of this priest. The administration will continue to guarantee the freedom of religion and protect places of worship as well as the lives of citizens wherever they live,” he added.

Directing law enforcement agencies to act swiftly in their investigations and bring the perpetrators of the “horrific crime’’ to book, the President calls on all religious leaders to pray for peace, healing and security of the country.



  1. Anthony Kenechukwu Offu.Sr.PhD, an informed scholar-Afrocentric/Pan-African, educated scholar elite & Nigerian American “OFFU”‘states spokesperson in Newyork City. USA, applauded the “Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s Speech” regarding the death of his younger aspring cousin, aforementioned Rev.Father Paul Offu, untimely death by suspected Fulani herdsmen, perpetrators or bandits in the nigerian society. In the President Buhari’s Speech transmitted by his media & publicity, garba she human, in the president’s condolence message to the family of “OFFU” in Nigeria, diaspora & the United States, well respected accolade of intellectual elitism & icon, named prolific author & global writer, Dr. Anthony Kenechukwu Offu.Sr, in consensus & congruent indicated President Buhari acted accordinglyou, to pursusing the culprits of this crime of humanity. Vows to apprehend, prosewater & books thrown to these allegedly perpetrators in the nation states national security interest.