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    Witness on Lagos explosion: Catholic priest lost his life while trying to save trapped students

Witness on Lagos explosion: Catholic priest lost his life while trying to save trapped students

A Catholic priest lost his life while making attempt to get students out of their dormitory at Bethlehem Girls High School, Abule Ado, Lagos, on Sunday, according to a witness. The school was among the affected buildings in the explosion which rocked the community. Over 20 students were said to have been trapped in the dormitory . Residents said they encountered difficulty trying [...]

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    Catholic priest kidnapped in Delta regains freedom

Catholic priest kidnapped in Delta regains freedom

Samuel Agwameseh, a Catholic priest kidnapped along Onicha-Olona in Aniocha north local government area of Delta state, has regained freedom. Agwameseh, who is the parish priest of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Issele-Mkpitime, was reportedly abducted on Saturday. Charles Uganwa, director of social communication of the Catholic Diocese of Issele-Uku, had said the priest was on his way to Onicha-Olona to produce the [...]

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    Catholic priest kidnapped in Enugu regains freedom

Catholic priest kidnapped in Enugu regains freedom

Malachy Asadu, the Catholic priest kidnapped in Nsukka local government area of Enugu state, has regained his freedom. Ebere Amaraizu, spokesman of the state police command, told NAN Asadu was released on Wednesday. “The kidnapped Nsukka Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Malachy Asadu, has been released and reunited with the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka this evening,’’ he was quoted as saying. The police spokesman, [...]

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    Another Catholic priest kidnapped in Enugu

Another Catholic priest kidnapped in Enugu

Gunmen have kidnapped Malachy Asadu, a priest in the Catholic diocese of Nsukka, Enugu state. TheCable learnt the priest was kidnapped on Monday along Imilike-Nsukka road in Nsukka local government area. Benjamin Achi, communications director of Enugu Catholic diocese, confirmed the development to TheCable. He said he learnt of the priest’s kidnap on Tuesday morning, but that he could not immediately confirm details [...]

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    Kidnapped Enugu Catholic priest regains freedom

Kidnapped Enugu Catholic priest regains freedom

Arinze Madu, the Catholic priest kidnapped in Enugu on Monday, has regained freedom. TheCable learnt that the priest was released unhurt on Wednesday afternoon. Madu, who is the vice-rector at the Queen of Apostle Spiritual Year Seminary, Imezi-Owa in Ezeagu local government area of the state, had been abducted at the gate of the institution. It could not be immediately confirmed if a [...]

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    Catholic priest burnt alive in Taraba

Catholic priest burnt alive in Taraba

Suspected bandits have ambushed and killed a Catholic priest in Kufai Amadu in Takum local government area of  Taraba state. According to Channels Television, the priest was on his way to Takum for a peace meeting with his fellow clergymen on how to resolve the lingering Tiv/Jukun crisis when he was killed. Shiban Tikari, chairman of the council, said the clergyman and [...]

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    Ike Odigbo and politicisation of a priest’s death

Ike Odigbo and politicisation of a priest’s death

BY UCHENNA NWATU I have just read Fr. Ike Odigbo's rather trenchant piece on the unfortunate death of Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, a Catholic priest brutally shot dead on August 1, this year, by as yet unidentified persons. As a Catholic faithful, I can relate with his pain as I have since the sad occurrence been very distraught, especially having worshipped at [...]

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    Catholic priest shot dead in Enugu

Catholic priest shot dead in Enugu

Paul Offu, a Catholic priest in Enugu state, was shot dead along Ihe-Agbudu road in Awgu local government area of the state on Thursday. The Catholic diocese of Enugu announced this via its official Facebook page, blaming the incident on suspected herdsmen. “With a deep sense of sorrow, the Catholic Diocese of Enugu announces the tragic death of Rev. For. Paul Offu who [...]

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    Catholic priest murdered 24 hours after kidnap

Catholic priest murdered 24 hours after kidnap

Cyriacus Onunkwo, a Catholic priest in Imo state, has been murdered by unknown gunmen. Chris Ezike, the state commissioner of police, Cconfirmed the development Channels TV on Sunday. Onunkwo was said to have been abducted from his vehicle in Orlu, a town in the state on Friday morning. Following a manhunt, a body was discovered in the bush in Omuma village in Orlu [...]

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