THE Catholic Church in Nigeria has been thrown into mourning following the death of Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Katsina-Ala, Benue State, Most Rev Peter Adoboh.
Bishop Adoboh died at the age of 62 after a brief illness.
He passed on at Daughters of Charity Hospital, Abuja, in the early hours of February 14, 2020.
His remains have been since brought back to Benue State.
He was appointed the pioneer Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Katsina-Ala by Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI on 29th December 2012 and installed on 23rd February 2013 at the age of 55 years with the motto: Misericordia Dei Me Circumdat (The Grace of God surrounds me) in Tiv: Mhoonum Ma Aondo Kasem. Indeed this grace was a sustaining factor in his brief episcopacy.
Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom has described the late Bishop as a man of peace who will be remembered for his tireless effort in bringing peace to the Sankera – geo-political zone .
He prayed God to grant him eternal rest.
In a press statement signed his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Terver Akase, and made available to The Nation, the governor consoled the entire catholic community in Benue and Nigeria in general over the demise of Bishop Adoboh.