Rev Alphonsus Bello killed as bandits raid Katsina church

Rev Alphonsus Bello killed as bandits raid Katsina church
Rev Alphonsus Bello killed as bandits raid Katsina church

A Catholic priest identified as Rev Fr Alphonsus Bello has been killed in an attack on St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church, Malunfashi, Katsina State.

A parishioner, who simply identified himself as Dominic, told Daily Trust that the armed men struck around 11pm on Thursday.

He said immediately they entered the church, they shot their way to where their targets were.

The late priest was said to have resisted abduction but the armed men overpowered him.

Bello was said to have been taken away alongside an elderly priest identified as Rev Father Joe Keke but his corpse was seen on Friday morning.

Confirming the incident, Isah Gambo, Police Public Relations Officer in Katsina, said two persons have been arrested.

Gambo said the police are on the trail of the attackers.

Details later…

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