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JUST IN: Terrorists Set Catholic Priest Ablaze In Niger

JUST IN: Terrorists Set Catholic Priest Ablaze In Niger
  • PublishedJanuary 15, 2023

The  Priest of St. Peters and Paul Catholic Church in Kafin-koro in Paikoro local government area of Niger Rev Father Isaac Achi has been burnt to death by terrorists.

It was gathered that the terrorists also razed the catholic parish house and injured his colleague identified as Father Collins.

It was learnt that the incident occured at 3 am on Sunday.

The terrorists were said to have attempted to gain entrance into the catholic parish house and in the course of having difficulty in gaining entrance set the parish house ablaze.

The Colleague of Rev. Father Achi, Father Collins was shot on the shoulder while trying to escape from the scene.

Niger Police Command confirmed the incident stating that police tactical teams attached to Kaffin-Koro Division have been drafted to the scene.

Niger police spokesman DSP Abiodun Wasiu said that before the police tactical team got to the scene, the terrorists had escaped.

He said that the corpse of Father Achi was recovered while Father Collins was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

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