In Niger state, terrorists, in the early hours of Sunday, burnt a Catholic priest, Isaac Achi, alive

Date:

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Terrorists, in the early hours of Sunday, burnt a Catholic priest, Isaac Achi, alive in the Paikoro Local Government area in Niger State.

The attackers could not gain access to the well-fortified building where the priest was living, they set it ablaze.

Until his death, Mr Achi was attached to St. Peters and Paul Catholic Church, Kafin-Koro, Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger.

Confirming the incident, Wasiu Abiodun, police spokesperson in the state, said another priest was shot during the attack.

“On 15/01/2023 at about 0300hrs, armed bandits invaded the Parish residence of one Rev. Father Isaac Achi of St. Peters and Paul Catholic Church, along Daza road, Kafin-Koro, Paikoro LGA,” Mr Abiodun wrote in a statement.

“Unfortunately, the bandits reportedly attempted to gain entrance into the residence, but seems difficult and set the house ablaze, while the said Rev. Father was burnt to death.

“A colleague of the Rev. Father identified as Father Collins was equally shot in the shoulder while trying to escape from the scene. Police tactical teams attached to Kafin-Koro Div were immediately drafted to the scene, but the hoodlums had escaped before the arrival of the teams.

“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 and effort is ongoing to apprehend the assailants as an investigation into the unfortunate attack has commenced.”

- Advertisement -
NewsWireNGR
NewsWireNGR
We tell underreported stories and drive conversational Journalism for change

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Subscribe

spot_imgspot_img

Popular

More like this
Related

Spending Spree: Chelsea Transfer Deals for January 2023 Transfer Window

Chelsea football club was busy all through the 2023...

Ebenezer Akinsanmiro: Nigeria Teenager Who Joined Inter Milan On a Four-Year Deal

A grassroots player from the Nigeria Professional Football League...

Faithia Williams: Biography, Education, Career, Marriage, Net Worth, Achievements and Controversy

By Balogun Kamilu Lekan Biography Faithia Williams Balogun is a Nigerian...

Aisha Buhari ‘endorses’ El-Rufai’s claim on gang up against Tinubu in Aso Rock

Aisha, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has ‘endorsed’...