July 22, 2024

Bandits burn Catholic priest alive

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Bandits burn Catholic priest alive

In the early hours of Sunday, bandits stormed the parish residence of Rev Father Isaac Achi of St. Peters and Paul Catholic Church, along Daza Road, Kafin-Koro, Paikoro LGA of Niger State.

According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP W. A Abiodun, who narrated that the bandits attempted to gain entrance into the residence at about 3 am, but faced difficulties and eventually resorted to setting the house ablaze, while the Rev. Father was still in it.

DSP Abiodun said a colleague of the Rev. Father identified as Father Collins was equally shot in the shoulder while trying to escape from the scene.

He also disclosed that tactical teams attached to Kaffin-Koro Division were immediately dispatched to the scene, but the insurgents escaped before the arrival of the teams.

However, the lifeless body of Father Isaac was recovered while Father Collins was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

The Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command, CP Ogundele Ayodeji had dispatched a reinforcement team to the area, adding that effort was ongoing to arrest the assailants as an investigation into the unfortunate attack commenced.

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