Terrorists attack Taraba Catholic church, abduct catechist

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TERRORISTS, last night, attacked St. Agnes Catholic Church in the Gassol Local Government Area and abducted a catechist.

The Parish Priest of St. Agnes Parish, Rev. Fr. Lawrence Awua, confirmed that terrorists invaded the church and began shooting at 9:58 pm.

“I was in the room when the attackers came and started shooting sporadically and hitting objects on my door.

“I never responded and they probably thought I was not around,” he told Punch.

“My catechist, who was in the church heard what was happening in the Parish House and was coming towards the house when they abducted him,” he said.

In a related development, gunmen on Sunday afternoon shot one Tavershima Faga in Borno-kurku, Bali local government area of the state.

Faga was returning from a church service on a motorcycle when he was shot and left in his pool of blood.

The Chief of Tiv in Bali, Zaki Gbaa, confirmed the attack in a telephone interview with our correspondent.

“Yes, Tavershima Faga was attacked at about 2:10 pm yesterday. The attackers thought he died and they left.

“It was a passerby who saw him alive and alerted the community. He is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital,” he said.

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