The Adoration Ministry Enugu has alleged an assassination attempt on its founder ,Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka.
A statement signed by the President, National Adoration Family, Aka Emmanuel, President, Adoration Fathers’ Associations Worldwide, Okolo Godwin, Adoration Mothers’ Association Worldwide, Mrs. Ann Aligwe, President, Adoration Youths’ Association Worldwide, Chukwu Agoziem and Media Chief, Ike Ugwuoke, said Mbaka was allegedly shot at, at Emene, near Enugu, the state capital.
“It is with shock that we received the report of the attempted assassination plot on the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu on Thursday evening by some gunmen who fired gunshots at him on his way along Emene road, Enugu,’’ the statement said.
This incident has added to several other assassination plots targeted at Fr Mbaka since after the first plot that was carried out on him on his way from the Bishop’s house where he had gone to answer an impromptu call by his Bishop during the regime of Governor Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu State .
“This assassination plot against Fr Mbaka is coming barely few days after the 2018 Harvest and Bazaar of the Ministry whereat Fr Mbaka had come under massive media attack for asking Peter Obi, the PDP Vice Presidential Candidate for the 2019 General election who attended the Bazaar programme, to make public his support or donation for the Church Project of the Ministry.
“Many Supporters of Peter Obi and even clergies have misconstrued this as embarrassing to Peter Obi and to the Catholic Church and this has consequently given rise to the statement issued by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) that same Thursday on the issue.
“The issue had lingered inspite of the apology which Fr Mbaka in his characteristic humility had tendered at the altar to Peter Obi and anyone who may have in any way, form or shape been offended at the Bazaar event.
“We have refrained from making any official statement on the ongoing media attack against Fr Mbaka over the Baazar incident because he had held us from joining issues with the Church clergies and hierarchies on the subject, but we cannot continue to keep silent especially now that the issue is taking the dimension of plot to exterminate his life.