Gunmen kill Imo Catholic priest, one other

Gunmen on Monday night murdered a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Jude Egbuom and made away with his vehicle in Nkwerre in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State.

The gunmen equally murdered a young man whose identity could not be ascertained immediately. The man was said to be with the priest in his vehicle when the criminals struck.

A native of the community told our correspondent on Tuesday morning that the priest, identified as Rev Fr. Jude Egbuom, was until his death in charge of St Patrick’s Catholic Parish, Amucha, in the Njaba LGA of the state.

He hailed from Umuwala, a village in Nkwerre Community. He was attacked around 8pm when he went to a barber’s shop on Anara-Nkwerre Road in Nkwerre town.

He reportedly resisted giving the car keys to his killers, which angered them. The cleric was immediately shot together with the other victim in his vehicle ,while the criminals fled.

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