Priest in Charge of St Augustine Parish Demekpe Makurdi, Rev. Fr Solomon Mfa Ukeyima was attacked in the early hours of today by suspected armed robbers at the the said church in Benue state.
TheSKY Newspaper gathered that items such as phones, laptop, ATM cards, clothes, shoes and undisclosed amount of money belonging to the victim were allegedly carted away by the hoodlums who jumped the perimeter fence and accessed the priest’s parlour through the window with their faces uncovered.
Rev. Fr Ukeyima was said to be fine and normal despite the sporadic shooting in the house and thanked God for his life. He has since forgiven the robbers and urged others who were pained by the unfortunate development to also forgive. He advised the criminals to repent and channel their energy and talents to better ventures.
Police Public Relations Officer, Benue state Police Command Makurdi, ASP Catherine Sewuese Anene has confirmed the incident that the case base been reported to police and investigation is being carried out.
“The robbery incident at St. Augustine Catholic Church Demekpe was reported. Case is under investigation please”, the PPRO said