Armed robbers attack Catholic priest in Benue, cart away phones, cash, laptop, other valuables
The parish priest of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church Parish Demekpe, Fr. Mfa Mdooyongo Solomon has been attacked by suspected armed robbers in the early hours of Monday, October 5 in Makurdi, the Benue state capital.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, Fr. Solomon said the robbers made away with his phone, cash, ATM cards, clothes, laptop and other valuables.
According to Fr. Solomon, the robbers broke into parish house located within the premises of the church at about 2 am and forced their way into his bedroom through a window using a ladder.
He said the robbers forced him into the toilet before they shot into the air and escaped with their loots.
It was also learnt that men of the Operation Dzenda, a police anti-robbery squad of the State Police Command visited the crime scene and no arrests have been made.
Meanwhile, members of the parish have called on the general public not to send money to the priest’s bank accounts and to avoid chatting with anybody on his Facebook account.