Kaduna Catholic priest killed by terrorists buried

Slain Kaduna Catholic priest Vitus Borogo

The Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna on Thursday buried Rev. Fr. Vitus Borogo who was killed by terrorists on his farm in Kaduna State.

The priest was murdered on June 25 while his brother was abducted.

At the funeral mass, the Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna, Most Rev Matthew Ndagoso, said Nigerians are traumatised and at the stage of losing hope.

“I feel devastated, it is so painful that within one year I have buried three priests who died in the hands of these bandits. The most painful one was late Fr. Aketeh whose burial took place last three weeks without his corpse,” he said.

“Over my 60 years of age we have not seen it this bad as it is now, even during the civil war, it was not bad as it is now. Something is wrong with leadership of this country, we live in confusion in this country.

“We no longer have tears in our eyes because the source of our tears have dried up because of constant crying. We have also lost our voices because when you talk nobody listens, you cry nobody hears, but we will not lose hope. One day God will wipe our tears.”

Ndagoso advised that the government should recruit young people who are willing to safeguard the country, adding that there are millions of young men who are willing to defend their land.

Priests of the archdiocese protested against insecurity after the funeral.