AFRICA/NIGERIA - The murderers of one of the two priests killed captured in Auchi

Monday, 27 June 2022

Auchi (Agenzia Fides) - The murderers of Father Christopher Odia Ogedegbe, from Auchi, have been captured. The Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Minna, Msgr. Luka Sylvester Gopep recently gave the news to Fides.
"The priest's kidnappers have been arrested by a group of young people from Ikabigbo, Uzairue, Etsako West LGA. Two of the murderers have been captured by the community that was on the trail of the kidnappers - added the bishop. The Fulani terrorists opened fire on their pursuers, killing one and seriously wounding three others. Father Odia was also among the victims. The youths did not give up until they captured the two members of the gang. One of the terrorists was burned to death and the other was handed over to the police. Apparently, the detained terrorist has made useful confessions to the Police Zone Command" (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 27/6/2022)