Some suspected Fulani herdsmen had, on Monday, May 28, 2018, attacked a Catholic seminary school in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, leaving behind a tale of woes and sorrow.
Evaristus Bassey, the Director of Caritas Nigeria, an agency of the Catholic Church, revealed this in a WhatsApp message.
According to Punch Newspapers, two Catholic priests were attacked at the school premises during the incident.
Both were beaten while one was shot in the leg.
Reports show that during the attack, some students were also injured and many cars were destroyed.
The wounded are reportedly receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo.
Commenting on the attack, Rev. Bassey said:
“Please Frs, 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.”
Recently, an activist group, OurMumuDonDo had petitioned the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister for Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, to pressure President Muhammadu Buhari To proscribe and designate those killer herdsmen as terrorists.
Speaking during the visit at the Federal Ministry of Justice to demand the proscription and designation, one of the leaders of the group, ace musician cum activist, Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charly Boy, urged the AGF to declare the group as a common enemy of Nigerians.
“We are extremely concerned that the survival of Nigeria is currently being threatened by these killer herdsmen, as innocent Nigerians are being slaughtered in different parts of the country on daily basis.
“In 2018 alone, hundreds of innocent Nigerians were cut down by this group, and hundreds of communities are affected by the wanton destruction of human lives and properties.
“We, therefore, urge the Ministry of Justice, the nation’s highest custodian of law, to immediately take firm action towards getting Federal Government to proscribe and designate the killer herdsmen a terrorist group in Nigeria,” he stated.
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