ACI Africa, Aug 24, 2023 / 11:30 am
A seminarian in Nigeria’s Diocese of Makurdi on Monday narrowly escaped death when the car he was riding in was shot at by Islamist Fulani herdsmen.
David Igba, a seminarian with Via Christi Society who was fulfilling his pastoral assignment at Sacred Heart Udei Parish in the Diocese of Makurdi, was traveling with two others when their car was sprayed with bullets by a group of gun-wielding Fulani herders in the Aug. 21 incident.
Igba told ACI Africa, CNA’s partner news agency in Africa, that the incident at a bridge linking Udei to Makurdi market happened while running an errand for the pastor of the parish, which continues to experience incessant attacks by Fulani herdsmen.
The seminarian said he had just left the parish in the late morning with the parish’s cook and a driver to print out some documents in the Makurdi market.