Gunmen Kill Catholic Priest, 1 Other
Rev Fr. Jude Egbuom of St Patrick’s Catholic parish Amucha in Imo State did not know Monday, September 10th was going to be his last day on earth.
His hair was growing full and he decided to head to a barber’s shop to cut it.
Arriving at the barber’s shop on Anara-Nkwerre Road in Nkwerre town around 8pm, he was accosted by some bad guys carrying guns.
They immediately ordered him to give them his car key, to which the priest refused.
As a result, they shot him dead on the spot. As if that was not enough, another person, who was accompanying the priest at the time, was also shot dead.
The identity of the other victim is yet to be confirmed at the time of this report.
When contacted on Tuesday, the police spokesperson, Andrew Enwerem, confirmed the killings and said the police commissioner, Dasuki Galadanchi, had deployed the Tactical Unit of the command in the area.
The police spokesperson said, “The incident is confirmed. Rev Fr. Jude Egbuom of St Patrick’s Catholic parish Amucha was murdered last night.
“Another person whose identity had yet to be known was also killed by the hoodlums. The priest was in his priestly regalia when they shot him dead.''
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