Gunmen assassinate catholic priest in Imo state (photo)

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The frequency of attacks on clergy men has increased over the past few weeks. Unknown gunmen, yesterday attacked and killed a catholic priest in Nkwerre in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State.

According to sources, the deceased, Rev. Fr. Jude Egbuom who was in charge of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish in Njaba LGA. He was attacked at a barbing salon around 8pm, where he had gone to have a hair cut.

The gunmen requested for the priest car keys, and on refusal they shot him and a young man that was with him.

The police spokeperson, Andrew Enwerem, 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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