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Bandits kill reverend father, abduct another in Katsina

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By Our Correspondent

Gunmen have in a night attack on a Malumfashi community killed a Reverend Father and abduct another one alongside the Parish night watchman.

The Reverend father killed was named by local source as Alphonsus Yanshim while the abducted one was identified as Reverend father Joseph Keke of Saint Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church.

A local source, Aliyu Danlami told Katsina Beat that the bandits came on motorcycles, shooting sporadically which alarmed the neighborhood of the Parish.

“Yanshim was said to be killed by gunmen inside his house at the Parish and had his dead body dumped behind the wall. The night watchman, who tried to help the Reverend father was abducted.”

Aliyu said Joseph Keke was kidnapped when he came out of his house during the shooting.

Another local source said the dead body of the Reverend father has been evacuated to Gusau in Zamfara state for burial.

Confirming the incident, Isah Gambo, Police Public Relations Officer in Katsina, said two persons have been arrested.

Gambo said the police are on the trail of the attackers.

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