Tears as 2 Catholic priests, 17 parishioners are laid to rest in Benue 

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It was a soppy day in Makurdi, Benue State as two Catholic priests and 17 parishioners allegedly killed by suspected herdsmen were on Tuesday, laid to rest at the Ayati pilgrim site near Ikpayongo in Gwer East Local Government Area of the state.

It was gathered that a few weeks ago, suspected armed herdsmen had invaded Mbalon community and attacked St. Ignatius Catholic Church at Ayar Mbalom in Gwer East local government area of the state, killed two priests – Rev Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha and other 17 worshipers during early morning mass.

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