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Angry youths raze police station over killing of Reverend Father in Niger

By Bala Yahaya, Minna
19 January 2023   |   4:00 am
Angry youths protesting the killing of a Reverend Father in Niger State by bandits have burnt a Police Divisional Office in Kafin-Koro District, Paikoro local council of the state.

The burnt Police Station

Angry youths protesting the killing of a Reverend Father in Niger State by bandits have burnt a Police Divisional Office in Kafin-Koro District, Paikoro local council of the state.

It was reported that bandits on Sunday set fire to a Parish rectory in northern Nigeria, which consumed Reverend Father Isaac Achi, whose body was found among the charred parish building of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, according to the Catholic Diocese of Minna, Nigeria.

A statement from the State Police Command signed by its spokesperson, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said the value of items damaged is yet to be ascertained.

However, he disclosed that a reinforcement team led Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, was dispatched to the scene and has since restored peace in the community.

He further revealed that Assistant Inspector General of Police from Zone 7 Headquarters, Abuja, Kayode Egbetokun, who visited Niger State Police Command on a one-day official visit/tour of the Command visited Kafin-Koro Division for an on-the-spot assessment.

The AIG was received by the Commissioner of Police, CP Ogundele Ayodeji and other senior officers of the Command AIG had earlier paid courtesy call to the  State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, at the Government House, Minna.

He later had a lecture with officers and men of the Command at Officers’ Mess, Minna. The lecture had in attendance the State PCRC executives, special vigilante members and commissioner for Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar.

Catholic Bishops in South West part of the country have decried the brutal killing of one of their priests, Reverend Father Achi of the Catholic Diocese of Minna.