Youth wing of CAN condemns killing of Priest in Minna

By Bridget Ikyado
Amb. Belusochukwu Enwere
Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (Youth Wing) has condemned the killing of a priest in Minna by bandits.
According to the Youth Wing of CAN’s Chairman the killing of Rev. Fr Isaac Achi, a Catholic Priest of Minna diocese on Sunday at about 1 am by bandits is pure terrorist attack.
” The killing and burning alive the  priest as well as the parish house is the most wicked and barbaric act by this blood sucking bandits whose aims and objectives is becoming suspicious.
” But our enemies will not succeeded so long as Nigeria remains a secular state,” he said.
He said that the continuous killing as well as kidnapping of Christian clerics in Nigeria is alarming.
” This has to be stopped at all cost. The Christian community must rise up and come together to put to an end this insult.
” Those behind this senseless killings and burning of the parish house must be brought to book.
” Nigeria is becoming a killing field where Christian clerics and its members are slaughtered like chicken,” he said
We call on the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, security agencies,  government of Niger state to please help salvage this ugly situation before it is out of control.
Our deepest condolences to the entire Niger State Christian community as well as the Catholic diocese of Minna.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that  the early hours of Sunday 15th January 2023, the Rectory ( Fathers’ House) of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kafin Koro was fiercely attacked and Rev. Fr Isaac Achi was shot dead and burnt beyond recognition while his assistant Fr Colins Omeh sustained severe bullet wounds.
Very Rev. Fr Isaac Achi was a Senior Priest of the Catholic Diocese of Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.
 He was also Parish Priest of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kafin Koro in Niger State and the Dean of Kafin Koro Deanery.