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Taiga mourns victims of collapsed church

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President-General of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Olorogun Moses Taiga, has expressed sadness over the collapse of St. Paul Catholic Church building in Okpe Council, Delta State, which led to the death of 11-year-old Jeffrey Jackson.

Taiga stated: “This is indeed a sad day not only for the Urhobo, but for Delta and Nigeria as well. It is painful that somebody who went to worship God will die in the process, but God knows best.

“On behalf of UPU, I commiserate with the Catholic faithful, especially those of St. Paul Catholic Church, the people of Okpe and most importantly the families of the victims.”

The UPU PG also called on the kidnappers of Rev. Fr. Christopher Ogaga, the parish priest of Emmanuel Catholic Church, Oviri-Okpe, to immediately release him.

Describing kidnapping as abominable, especially of a priest, Taiga urged the Urhobo to join hands and work towards a safer nation.


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