Nigeria: Thunder killed a priest in Benue
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
Father Faustinus Gundu, a priest of St. Joseph Catholic Jotar Parish in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State, has reportedly been killed by lightning.
Details of the incident, which social media influencer Mubee and several others reported in a Facebook post, are still unclear, but the incident is said to have occurred in Jotar on Thursday afternoon. I’m doing it.
A Catholic priest popularly known as Father Albino reportedly suffered a heart attack after a thunderstorm hit the area.
As it started to rain, he ran out of the apartment to get a towel, but he collapsed motionless in the rain and was found by staff and taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
At the time of publication of this report, it is said that no church in Benue State has made an official statement on the issue and no one has volunteered information on the issue.
Police spokesperson and Superintendent SP Catherine Annen, who confirmed receiving information on the matter, said she could not confirm whether the priest died as a result of the thunderstorm.
She said: She said: “We received a report that there was a thunderstorm.
The deceased is said to have served in various parishes in the state, particularly Katsina Ala LGA before assuming office as Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s Church. Posted by: Jotar Located in Ukum LGA.