Rev FR Paul Offu, the Catholic Parish Priest of St. James, the Greater Parish, Ugbawka, in Enugu State, is dead.
Naija News learned that he was shot repeatedly by suspected Fulani herdsmen yesterday evening.
His death was announced through the Diocese Facebook page.
It read: “TRAGEDY STRIKES AGAIN IN ENUGU DIOCESE!!!
”With a deep sense of sorrow, the Catholic Diocese of Enugu announces the tragic death of REV FR PAUL OFFU who was shot dead this evening (1st August 2019) by some hoodlums suspected to be the notorious and murderous Fulani herdsmen, along the-Agbudu Road in Awgu LGA.
”Offu hailed from Okpatu in Udi LGA of Enugu State and until his death, was the parish priest of St. James the Greater Parish, Ugbawka.
”May perpetual light shine upon his gentle and illustrious soul.”