Some armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen were said to have attacked a minor Catholic seminary in Jalingo, Taraba, during which two Catholic priests were beaten, while one was shot in the leg.
The Punch reports that during the attack, which took place in the early hours of Monday morning, some students were injured and many cars destroyed.
While the persons injured were said to be receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, it was not yet clear if people were killed.
The Director of Caritas Nigeria, an agency of the Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Evaristus Bassey, told the news outlet via a message on WhatsApp that:
“Please Frs, pray for us. Our minor seminary in Jalingo has just been attacked by the Fulani, some students are injured, some cars destroyed, two priests beaten and one shot on the leg. They are currently receiving treatment at FMC.”