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Gunmen Attack, Shoot Priest In Enugu


Yet-to-be identified gunmen have reportedly attacked a priest, Rev Fr. Bartholomew Nnanyelugo Chime attached to the Enugu Catholic Diocese.

According to sources the priest was on some pastoral mission when the armed men accosted him on March 4.

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“He told them that he did not have money. They collected his telephone and shot him in the leg, put him in the trunk of his car and drove away. When they got to former tollgate along Enugu-Onitsha Road, they dumped him inside the bush and zoomed off with his car.

“Through the special grace of God, he crawled out of the bush and called for help before. Those who saw him took him to the hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.”

Rev Fr Benjamin Achi, the Communication Director, Enugu Catholic Diocese, confirming the incident said 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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