Rev Father Alphonsus Bello, a Catholic Priest, was assassinated by gunmen at the Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church in Malunfashi, Katsina State.
They kidnapped Rev. Fr. Joe Keke, another priest, after killing Bello.
Around 11.30 p.m. on Thursday, suspected bandits invaded St. Vincent Ferrer’s premise, which is located next to First Bank on Malumfashi-Funtua road.
The bones of Rev. Father Alphonsus were discovered near the back of St. Vincent Ferrer’s Catholic Church’s Pastoral Center on Friday morning.
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Padre Mike Umoh, the National Social Communications Director of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, confirmed the occurrence, saying, “Last night, unknown gunmen assaulted one of the parishes of the Sokoto Diocese – St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church Malunfashi, in Katsina state.”
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“Fr. Joe Keke and Alphonsus Bello, two priests, were kidnapped. The former parish priest, Fr Keke, is in his late seventies, while the new parish priest, Fr Bello, is in his thirties.
“On the fields behind the Catechetical Training School, Malumfashi in Katsina State, which is part of the Sokoto diocese under Bishop Matthew Kukah, the lifeless body of Rev. Fr. Alphonsus Bello was discovered this morning, Friday May 21, 2021.
“Fr Alphonsus Bello’s body was discovered lifeless in the countryside behind the Catechetical Training School, Malunfashi, this morning (Friday). However, Fr. Joe Keke’s whereabouts are still unclear. So far, no contact has been made.”
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