APC Condemns Transfer of Father Mbaka, Silent Over Dalori Boko Haram Massacre
The All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday, condemned the decision by leadership of the Catholic Church, Enugu Parish to transfer the fire-brand Enugu cleric, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka from Christ the King Parish in the Government Reserved Area, GRA, of the state to Our Lady Parish in Emene, a suburb of the state, Vanguard newspaper reports.
The fiery priest and Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry has presided as the Parish Priest of Christ the King Parish, G.R.A, for over 20 years.
But in the Emene parish, where he was transferred to, he is to serve under another priest.
Spokesperson of the APC South-East Caucus, Osita Okechukwu, who spoke against the transfer of Mbaka said, “It was wrong to punish the fearless priest for his prophecies which has proved to be from God.”
Okechukwu while expressing concern over Mbaka’s safety alleged that the transfer was influenced by outside forces, adding that worshippers may find it difficult to get to Emene for programmes of the Adoration Ministry.
The condemnation of Father Mbaka’s transfer by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party is coming 24 hours after suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday attacked Dalori, a village 4 kilometers from the Borno State capital Maiduguri, reportedly leaving over 100 killed.
The suspected terrorists torched the villagers’ houses, leaving livestock and scores burnt beyond recognition after they had looted and carted away foodstuffs.
The Nigerian government is yet to officially condemn or issue a statement on the attack.
Dalori is a few kilometres from one of the major IDP camps along the Maiduguri-Bama road and a stone throw from the University of Maiduguri.
The attack comes despite claims by President Buhari that the insurgents had largely been defeated.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria has led to the death of over 20,000 people since it began in 2009.
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