Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has condemned the killing of Reverend Father Ferdinand Ngugban of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Aye-Twar village in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State by gunmen.
DAILY POST reported that Rev. Father Ngugban was shot dead in the early hours of Tuesday after gunmen invaded his community.
The Governor in a statement sent to DAILY POST by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase described the attack as mindless.
Ortom wondered why a harmless priest would become the target of armed men.
The governor reassured the people of Katsina-Ala and Sankera in general that his administration would not relent until those responsible for the killing and other attacks in that part of the state were brought to justice.
“The Governor reaffirms the resolve of his administration not to handover the state to criminals and urges Benue people to continue to support security operatives with timely and useful information.
“Governor Ortom sympathizes with the bereaved family and prays that God grants the soul of Reverend Father Ngugban eternal rest,” the statement added.