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Bandits Kill Catholic Priest, Burn Corpse In Niger

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Rev. Fr Isaac Achi, a Catholic Priest, has been killed by bandits who invaded his residence around 3am on Sunday.

It was gathered that after his attackers could not gain access to him as a result of fortified security, they decided to burn down the building in which the priest was.

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

Confirming the tragic incident to Daily Trust, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said another priest was shot during the attack.

“Bandits invaded the Parish residence of Rev. Father Isaac Achi of St. Peters and Paul Catholic Church, along Daza road, Kafin-Koro, Paikoro LGA,” he said.

“The attackers set the house ablaze when they found it difficult to gain access, and they burnt the religious leader to death.

“A colleague of the Rev. Father identified as Father Collins was equally shot on the shoulder while trying to escape from the scene.”

He said the attackers escaped before the arrival of the police, while the lifeless body of Achi was recovered, Collins was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

One of the residents told newsmen, “The Priest was burnt to ashes by Bandits at his residence in kafin-Koro and his assistant who sustained gun short has been rush to hospital.”

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