BREAKING: Gunmen storm Catholic Church in Katsina, kill priest, kidnap another

Fr Alphonsus Bello
BREAKING: Gunmen storm Catholic Church in Katsina, kill priest, kidnap another
By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
Some unknown gunmen have attacked a Catholic Church on Thursday night and kidnapped two Catholic Priests.
According to a statement issued by the National Communications Office of the Catholic Secretariat on Friday, a copy was obtained by NEWS BOOM, the gunmen stormed St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church Malunfashi, Katsina state and abducted the two clerics.
 
The abducted Priests are Reverend Fathers Joe Keke and Alphonsus Bello. Fr Keke, the former parish priest, now in residence is in his late 70s while Fr Bello (parish priest) is in his 30s.
Fr Alphonsus Bello
Late Fr Alphonsus Bello
On Friday morning, the statement revealed that Fr Bello’s lifeless body was found in the farmland behind the Catechetical Training School, Malunfashi. 
The statement further noted that the whereabouts of Fr. Keke was still unknown and no contact had been made since the abduction occurred.
“Last night (20/05/2021) one of our parishes – St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church Malunfashi, Katsina state – was attacked by unknown gunmen.
“Two priests were kidnapped – Frs Joe Keke & Alphonsus Bello. Fr Joe Keke, the former parish priest, now in residence is in his late 70s. 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 Traning School, Malunfashi. The whereabouts of Fr. Joe Keke is still unknown. No contact has been made thus far.
“Fr Alphonsus Bello is a Priest of Kaduna Archdiocese on Secondment  in Sokoto Diocese,” the statement disclosed.

admin

The Editor of News Boom Nigeria has years of cognate practical journalism experience.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Benedict Alabi
Uncategorized

Benedict Alabi: An exemplary administrator @56

Benedict Alabi: An exemplary administrator @56 Every 12th of July is a nostalgic reminiscence of a divine intervention in humanity, providentially domiciled in the ancient town of Ikire, a special gift of unquantifiable value from the most high, Benedict Olugboyega Alabi, Omo Oyinbo Dudu, Ewu Ni Winrin. From birth to adulthood, the iconic administrator has […]

Read More
Birthday celebrants
News Uncategorized

Osun Deputy Governor felicitates cabinet members on birthday

Osun Deputy Governor felicitates cabinet members on birthday Osun State Deputy Governor, Benedict Alabi, has congratulated Dr Charles Akinola,  the Chief of Staff to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Alabi, described Akinola  as a leading light of  intelligentsia,  with inherent  dexterity for developmental initiatives. The Deputy Governor, in a statement […]

Read More
Security Meeting with Hausa-Fulani
News Uncategorized

We detest crime, say Hausa, Fulanis in Osun, vow to expose criminal herders

We detest crime, say Hausa, Fulanis in Osun, vow to expose criminal herders By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo The Hausa community in Ilesa, Osun State has dissociated itself from Kidnappings and other forms of criminalities in the state saying they detest crime. Also, the Fulanis resident in the town promised to fish out the bag eggs […]

Read More