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Niger Delta Activist, Comrade Kelvin Ejumudo

By Emeka Nwokocha

Intrepid Niger Delta human rights activist and foremost advocate of good governance, Comrade Kelvin Ejumudo has condemned in strong terms, the gruesome killing of the Catholic Priest of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kaffin Koro, in Paikoro local government area of Niger State, Reverend Father Isaac Achi by bandits, in the early hours of Sunday 15 January, 2023, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to order manhunt for the perpetrators of the heinous crime and bring them to justice.
In a statement issued today (Monday 16 January), Comrade Ejumudo, seriously lamented the horrifying manner Reverend Father Isaac Achi was burnt to death by the blood thirsty bandits, describing the killing as a sacrilege.

Continuing, Comrade Ejumudo expressed worry about the recurring attacks on churches in recent times, mostly in the northern part of the country with attendant loss of many lives.

He said, “How did we get to this point where human lives no longer matter, so much that arms wielding persons take laws into their hands and kill people at will, and go scot free without being arrested and prosecuted by law enforcement agencies.

“I hereby call on President Muhammadu Buhari, who swore on oath to protect Nigerians irrespective of their religious affiliation, to order the Police, DSS, and other relevant security agencies to as a matter of urgency, fish out the culprits and ensure they face the full weight of the law.”

According to Comrade Ejumudo, the spate of unprovoked attacks on innocent Nigerians is unacceptable, dastardly, and stands in complete contradiction to the fundamental rights of the citizens to life as guaranteed by the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.

It would be recalled that the bandits reportedly invaded the residence of Rev Fr. Isaac Achi in the early hours on Sunday 15 January, 2023, attempted to gain entrance into the residence which seemed difficult, following which, they set the house ablaze causing the Rev. Father to burn to death. A colleague of the Rev. Father was equally shot in the shoulder while trying to escape from the scene.

 

 

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