The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said that it is saddened with the murder of the Parish Priest of St. James The Greater Parish, Ugbawka in Nkanu East Local Government Area, Rev. Fr. Paul Offu by unknown gunmen.
Southeast zone of CAN, in a statement on Sunday, signed by its chairman Bishop Dr. Goddy Madu, said it was traumatized and in agony over the ugly development.
The cleric said the killing of Offu and other men of God was utterly condemnable and that the Christian body would no longer condone such.
“I write to condemn the killing of Rev. Fr. Paul Offu by suspected herdsmen, as well as other men of God who have been murdered under similar circumstances.
“This latest killing has brought tears and agony to the body of Christ. This is not the first, the second, nor the third time the Church is at the receiving end of such heinous attack.
“Consequently, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Southeast zone is calling on law enforcement agencies to fish out the killers and bring them to justice.
“Also, the CAN Southeast is consoling with the Catholic Diocese of Enugu and pray the good Lord to grant the soul of Rev. Fr. Offu and other men of God who have lost their lives peaceful rest,” he said.