Rome Newsroom, Jan 15, 2023 / 07:02 am
A Catholic priest burned to death on Sunday after bandits set fire to his parish rectory in northern Nigeria.
The body of Father Isaac Achi was found among the charred parish building of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church on Jan. 15, according to the Catholic Diocese of Minna, Nigeria.
He died after armed bandits attacked the priest’s residence in the village of Kafin Koro at 3 a.m. Another priest at the rectory, Father Collins Omeh, escaped the building but sustained gunshot wounds and is being treated in a hospital.