The town of Mbalom in Gwer East Local Government of Benue State was thrown into mourning today as two popular Catholic Priests and 15 members of their laity were brutally murdered by Fulani terrorist herdsmen.
According to survivors reports, Father Joseph Gor and Father Felix Tyolaha were performing the early morning Mass rite when they and their laity were set upon by Fulani herdsmen and killed.
Among those killed are:
- Mr Peter Dick, the headmaster of St Wilfred Anagbe Primary School
- Mr Ape Chia, the headmaster LGEA Primary School Turan Ayar,
- Mr Michael Tor Principal UBE Ayar
- Mr John Ivor, a Catholic Catechist
- Mr Tyolaha Bee
- Mr Kimbir Bee
- Mr Akula Liamzua
- Mr Lorakaa Kazever
and many others yet to be accounted for.
It should be recalled that sometime in January this year Father Joseph in a prescient post on his Facebook profile had warned of the presence of the terrorist Fulani herdsmen thus:
Today he is dead as a result of the malfeasance of our governments.