PHOTOS: Bayelsa Catholics Mourn Slain Benue Priests, Worshippers
Nearly one month ago, a community in Benue State was thrown into mourning.
Attack on farm dwellers in the state had been extended to a Catholic Church, and a place of worship was tainted with the blood of at least 19 persons.
President Muhammadu Buhari had described the event as the desecration of a place of worship in a statement issued after the attack on St. Ignatius’ Catholic Church.
Reverend Fathers, Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, were among those killed killed.
The tears of pain and anguish has not dried up yet, as Christian faithful in Bayelsa State on Tuesday, held a service to honour the dead and also seek God's intervention in the killings across Nigeria.
Worshippers gathered at St Mathias Catholic Church, Amarata, Bayelsa State, most of them wearing long faces, with eyes near tears.
Songs of mourning rent the air, as the worshippers mourned the worshippers killed on April 24.
Like many Benue State residents, the Bayelsa sympathisers prayed that such killings will never happen again.
The killings were said to have been carried out by arms-carrying herdsmen.