Victims of St Rita’s Church Bombing Are Buried

Victims of St Rita’s Church Bombing Are Buried

Victims of St Rita’s Church Bombing Are Buried

Victims of the St Rita’s Catholic Church suicide bombing in Kaduna have been laid to rest.

Over 2,000 people attended the mass burial which started at 10 a.m., Thursday morning.

The Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna diocese, Reverend Father Matthew Ndagoso, who presided over the mass appealed to Christians in the state to shun all acts of violence or attempts to seek revenge over the October the 28th, 2012 bomb blast which claimed four lives of the church members.

Addressing parishioners at a special mass of burial for the victims of the blast, Bishop Ndagoso advised all affected persons to forgive those who committed the act and embrace peace saying Christians must remain human even in difficult situations.

He is also asked the federal government to devise new ways of addressing the issue of insecurity in the country adding that the attack on the church is by terrorists who are masquerading as Islamic fundamentalists.

Reports say that, three coffins were presented to the church containing the bodies of Laraba Sule, Sarah Yohana and Samuel Ishaya.

The other victims of the suicide bombing were reported to have been buried by the family immediately following the attack.

The church had pleaded with the families of the victims to allow the bodies of the three victims to be buried at the church premises – to mark the ultimate sacrifice they made for the church.

Out of the seven believed to have died from the blast, four were said to be members of the church.

And out of the four, one of the victims, Bitrus Simon was buried immediately following the blast.

He was buried in Kebbi state by his family.

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