The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Jalingo, Most Reverend Charles Hammawa has condemned Monday’s early morning attack on Sacred Heart Minor Seminary Jalingo, where Rev Father Cornelius Koba was shot on the leg.

Hammawa, who described the attack as regrettable, urged government to be more serious in handling security issues in the country.

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"It is regrettable that as a church, we are only modeling the children to be good citizens of the country, but we are now being attacked unprovoked.

"We thank God no life was lost in the incident, though my priest Fr. Koba was shot in the leg,” he said.

The Bishop explained that all the students that ran into the bush for safety during the attack which happened around 1am have returned.

He noted that the seminary had been closed for one week to enable the children go home and overcome the trauma before they can continue with their studies.

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