Niger State Police Command has confirmed the gruesome murder of Parish Priest of St. Peters and Paul Catholic Church, Kafin Koro in Paikoro Local Government Area at the early hours of Sunday.
The Drum Reporters had reported that Bandits Attack Niger Community, Burn Catholic Priest Alive.
The Command in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP W. A Abiodun said one other who sustained gunshot is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
The statement read a”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.”
“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 dead.
“A colleague of the Rev. Father identified as Father Collins was equally shot on the shoulder while trying to escape from the scene.
He added that Police tactical teams attached to Kaffin-Koro Division 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.
He said 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 investigation into the unfortunate attack has commenced.