Catholic Priest Offu Shot Dead in Enugu

The Catholic Parish Priest of St. James the Greater Parish, Ugbawka, in Enugu State, Reverend Father Paul Offu is dead. He was shot by unidentified gunmen on Thursday evening.

Disclosing this via its facebook handle, (@EnuguDiocese), the diocese of Enugu reported that he was killed along Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu Local Government Area of the state.

The statement reads thus:


“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 … along Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu LGA.

“Fr. 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.”

When contacted on the phone, the State Commissioner of Police, Sulieman Balarabe said he could only speak on the incident after getting details from the Area Commander.

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