JUST IN: Catholic Priest Shot, Students Beaten As Herdsmen Attack Seminary
Suspected Fulani herdsmen have attacked a minor seminary in Jalingo, Taraba State capital.
Two Catholic priests were beaten, one shot in the leg during the attack.
During the attack which was said to have taken place on Monday morning, some students were injured and many cars destroyed.
While the persons injured were said to be receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Jalingo, it was not yet clear if people were killed.
The attack has been confirmed by the Director of Caritas Nigeria, an agency of the Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Evaristus Bassey.
He said, “Please, pray for us. Our minor seminary in Jalingo has just been attacked by the Fulani, some students are injured, some cars destroyed, two priests beaten and one shot on the leg. They are currently receiving treatment at FMC.”
Monday’s attack comes a week after members of the Catholic Church in Nigeria held peaceful protests across the country to register their displeasure over the killing of two priests and seventeen other members of the church by suspected herdsmen in Benue State in April.
The protest was in response to the directive by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria that all Catholic faithful across the country should embark on a peaceful and prayerful protest, tagged, ‘March for Life."
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