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Catholic Priest Killed, Another Kidnapped By Terrorists In Katsina


A group of terrorist has attacked St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church Malunfashi, Katsina State,  killed one of the Catholic priests and kidnapped another,

It was gathered that the corpse of one of the priests was found behind the Church premises this morning while one is still missing.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Communications Director,  Diocese of Sokoto, Fr Chris Omotosho.

Catholic statement reads: “Last night (20/05/2021) One of our parishes – St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church Malunfashi, Katsina state – was attacked by unknown gunmen.

”The kidnapped Frs Joe Keke & Alphonsus Bello*. Fr Joe Keke the former parish priest, now in residence is in his late 70s.

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”Fr Alphonsus Bello (parish priest) is in his 30s. This morning the body of Fr Alphonsus was found (lifeless) in the farmland behind the Catechetical Training School, Malunfashi.

”The whereabouts of Fr. Joe Keke is still unknown. No contact has been made thus far.”

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