Bandits in Katsina have attacked St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church in the Malunfashi Local Government Area of the state, killing Reverend Father Alphonsus Bello.
Another Reverend Father Joe Keke was abducted during the attack which happened on Thursday night
According to an eyewitness, the gunmen attacked the church compound at about 11pm and moved directly to the residences of the two priests located inside the church compound.
The witness said the reverend father Bello initially resisted the gunmen’s attempt to abduct him after which they overpowered him.
His remains were later discovered inside farmland behind the Catechetical Training School, Malumfashi in the early hours of Friday.
The spokesperson of the state police command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident to newsmen, noting that two suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack.
He added that the command is maximizing efforts to secure the release of the abducted Reverend Father Keke alive.
“As for the other priest, Reverend Father Bello, our men found the corpse and there were no signs of gunshots on him”, Isah added.
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