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Gunmen attack, shoot Catholic Priest in Enugu



Soon-to-be identified gunmen have reportedly attacked a Catholic priest, Rev Fr. Bartholomew Nnanyelugo Chime in Enugu State.

TopNaija reports that the gunmen accosted the Catholic priest on March 4 when he was on some pastoral mission attached to the Enugu Catholic Diocese.

According to source, the armed men collected his phone, shot him in the leg, and drove away with his car, with him in the trunk after he refused to give them money.

Reporting further, on arrival at the former tollgate along Enugu-Onitsha Road, he was dumped inside a bush and zoomed off with his car.

The Priest, with all his strength left, had to crawl out of the bush as he called for help and rushed to the nearest hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.

The communication Director, Enugu Catholic Diocese, Rev Fr Benjamin Achi, confirming the incident stated that there has been an influx in insecurity in Enugu state.

He said: “The hoodlums accosted father, searched him and asked him to give them money but he told them he didn’t have money. So, they shot him on the leg and took him somewhere and dumped him inside the bush, and left.

“We give God all the glory that Fr Chime survived the onslaught because he was badly shot. Currently, he is responding to treatment in a hospital.”


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