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Nigeria. Enugu State. Ukana. Saint Joseph's Catholic Parish. Igbo funeral of Dr William Ikechukwu who passed away at the age of 68 years old. At the end of the mass, the white coffin carried by bearers is greeted outside of the church by a group of men, wearing black uniforms, tricorne hats and holding their swords up in the air. The men are all members of " The Knights of Saint Mulumba" (KSM), an order which was established in Nigeria on June 14, 1953 by Late Reverend Father Abraham Anselm Isidahome Ojefua; a Priest and Monk from Illah Monastery and modelled after the Sacred Order of Catholic Knighthood. It has a current membership of over 20,000 (both male and female). The initial objectives of the order are: To counteract the harm done by many secret societies to the church and to arrest the efflux of the Christian enlightened members into those harmful secret groups. To bring Catholics together in a fraternal association for the good and progress of the church, welfare of its clergy, wellbeing of members of the Order in particular and Nigeria in general. The constitution has been review severally and emphasis is now on fostering perfect Christian life among members, making the Order Africa – wide and encouraging inter religious dialogue. 5.07.19 © 2019 Didier Ruef