Soldiers ransack Catholic priest’s house, church in Benue

Unidentified soldiers on Thursday allegedly ransacked the home of a priest in Catholic Diocese of Gboko, Benue State, Rev Fr. Benjamin Vesuwe, in search of weapons.

This follows the killing of over 30 people by herdsmen in two Catholic churches in the state in a space of two days.

The priest said on Facebook that the soldiers said they were on a search mission and scattered his property and items in the church.They did not, however, produce a search warrant.

His statement reads: “Today, my house and the entire parish were turned inside out by the military in search of weapons. They said I was keeping weapons. For heaven’s sake, i don’t do weapons.

“The Fulani herdsmen go about with heavy weapons, killing innocent people. Never a day has anyone of them been harassed by the military.”

There was no word from the military.

 

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