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Bandits burn Catholic priest to death in Niger

In the early hours of Sunday, bandits attacked Kafin Koro Community in Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State, burning to death Reverend Father Isaac Achi of Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

The bandits were said to have entered the community around 1 a.m. and began shooting sporadically on their way to the Rev. Father's uphill residence.

According to Paul, a resident of the community, the bandits divided themselves into two groups: while some went to the Catholic priest's official residence, the others stayed in town, shooting to ward off any form of interference.


When the bandits couldn't assess the late Achi's residence after a long time, Paul stated that they set the building on fire and waited until it burned to ashes with him inside.

The Divisional Police Officer was said to have been contacted, but he was unable to reach Achi until he died.

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