Herdsmen attack Catholic seminary, shoot reverend father, beat others in Taraba

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Two Catholic priests were on Monday morning beaten and one shot in the leg when suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked a minor seminary in Jalingo, Taraba State capital, the Punch reports.

During the attack by suspected herdsmen, some students were injured and many cars destroyed, even as those wounded were said to be receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo.

The Director of Caritas Nigeria, an agency of the Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Evaristus Bassey, revealed this in a WhatsApp message.

He 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.”

 
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