By Abubakar Yunusa
Senator Sunday Marshall Katung, representing Kaduna South Senatorial District, has strongly condemned the burning to death of a seminarian, Na’aman Ngofe Danladi, in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Elanzanews recalls that on Thursday evening, bandits invaded the residence of a Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Okolo, and burnt down the entire rectory, along with a seminarian who had only a month left to complete his studies.
My attention was drawn to an attack in Fadan Kamanton, a community in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Information suggests that the attack was carried out by a terrorist group on Thursday evening.
They invaded the residence of the Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Okolo, and set the entire Rectory ablaze, burning to death Seminarian Na’aman Ngofe Danladi, who was in the final stages of his training for the Catholic Priesthood.
Senator Katung, while reacting in a statement on Saturday, expressed deep sadness over this visitation of evil to our peaceful community.
“I unequivocally condemn this horrific terrorist attack that claimed the life of our young Seminarian.
“Terrorism and violence against innocent citizens should never be justified nor be a part of our daily lives.
According to him, such a cowardly and callous attack on our communities must not be allowed to continue.
“My thoughts are with the victims’ families, friends, and the entire Catholic community in Kaduna South Senatorial District and the entire state. I stand with the people of Fadan Kamanton, Kurama community, and the Catholic diocese at this tragic and difficult time.”
He stated that the resurgence of terrorism on the Kaduna-Kachia Road by bandits is a direct affront to the federal government and, in particular, the security agencies. He emphasized that it is time to take the fight to the bandits and kidnappers.
“I appeal to the security agencies to carry out a one-month intensive operation in the forests around Southern Kaduna to degrade the bandits and kidnappers. Anyone found aiding and abetting criminality shouldn’t be spared.”