A new jihadist attack at another Catholic church in Nigeria, left the priest set ablaze in the early hours of Sunday— January 15, 2023.
The attack occurred at St. Peters and Paul Catholic Church in Kafin-Koro, Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State.
Authorities gave name of the murdered priest as Rev. Father Isaac Achị, adding that his assistant Father Collins was also shot during the invasion.
Police confirmed the incident saying it occurred around 3am.
According to the police, the building was set ablaze after the jihadists failed to gain access into entrance of the residence.
The injured assistant priest is receiving medical treatment, said the police and catholic church authorities.