Posted on Tue 11 Sep 2018, 12:57 PM

The Imo state police command has confirmed the killing of a Catholic priest in Nkwerre local government area of the state. 

Rev. Fr. Jude Egbuom was gunned down by suspected robbers near a barber's shop he went to have a hair cut on Monday, about 8pm. 

Reports say the robbers attacked the priest and demanded for the keys to his car.  When he resisted, the released bullets on him, killing him and a young man with him.

Spokesman of the command, Andrew Enwerem, said the identity of the deceased as at the time he was killed was not in doubt as he was dressed in his priestly attire. 

“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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