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2 Catholic priests, 17 others killed by herdsmen buried in mass graves (photos)

Tears flow in Benue State on Tuesday as the remains of two Catholic priests, Rev Fathers Gor Joseph, Felix and 17 parishioners were laid to rest in mass graves at the Ayati pilgrim site near Ikpayongo in Gwer East Local Government Area of the state.

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 the 17 persons during early morning mass.

The State Governor, Samuel Ortom has declared Tuesday a work-free day to honour them.

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