By Justine Dyikuk                                       
Late Very Rev. Fr. Amos NyanguDeath has been announced of Very Rev. Fr. Amos Nyangu, a Priest of the Catholic Diocese of Bauchi.                          

Fr. Nyangu died in an unfortunate circumstance near his residence when a hit-and-run driver overran him at 8:00pm on Sunday November 27, 2016 around Lamet, Bukuru express way, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State while he was out for a walk, a regular routine he is used to for years.

The deceased Priest was born in 1963 in Lafia Lamurde, Adamawa State to the Nyangu family. His Father was an Evangelist with the African Church but later died on the 11 of June, 1985. He also lost his mother early this year.                         

He had his elementary education at St. Peter's Primary School, Nukkai in Jalingo, Taraba State, from 1971 - 1977. After completion, he gained admission into St. Peter's Minor Seminary, Yola.  

However, in 1981, he was transferred to G.S.S Ningi, in Bauchi State, where he completed in 1985, obtaining General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) with flying colours.

Thereupon he gained admission at the St. Augustine's Major Seminary, Jos to study for the Catholic Priesthood under the diocese of Jos.
The late Fr. Nyangu graduated with a Diploma in Religious Studies from the University of Ibadan in 1989, Bachelor's Degree in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome, 1992 and a certificate in Radio/Television Production from the Catholic Media Service Centre Kaduna, in 1988.                   

"Baba ina fata" as his classmates fondly calls him was ordained a Catholic Priest for the then Jos Diocese with eight others by Archbishop Ganaka of blessed memory on October 29, 1992 at Our Lady of  Fatima Cathedral Jos.  

He was a lover of music and an eloquent preacher and presenter.

He served in the following parishes and institutions both in Archdiocese of Jos and Bauchi Diocese; St. Louis Jos, St. John Vianney Minor Seminary, Barkin Ladi (As Vice Rector) St. Mary's Tafawa Balewa, St. Peter's Marti, St. Francis Xavier Azare and St. Giles Gambar.

Others areas include; St. Agnes' Kafin Tafwa where he was chaplain to the Christ the King Catholic Chaplaincy, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi and Holy Child Chaplaincy, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi.                   

Upon the successful completion of his studies in London, he was made the Diocesan Director of Justice Development and Peace Commission. The one time Vocation's Director and Vicar General met his untimely dead at the age of 53 while he was serving at Jos Province as the Director of the Institute of Pastoral Affairs, Jos.

Funeral arrangements for the deceased Priest are as follows: Wake keep Masses, Sunday 4 Dec- Bauchi Deanery 6:30pm; Gombe 8pm, Tafawa Balewa 9:30pm; Yelwa 11pm.                                                

Funeral Mass - Monday 5 Dec. by 10am at St. John's Cathedral, Bauchi, Bauchi State. May his gentle soul rest in peace with the Lord, amen.   

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